Is Wikipedia as bad as my teachers say it is for researching?

Answer They keep saying that it is unreliable, since Wikipedia itself says that it makes no guarantee of validity.Wikipedia is an online open-content collaborative encyclopedia, that is, a voluntary assoc... Read More »

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Why do some teachers hate wikipedia?

Wikipedia isn't considered a scholarly source because anyone off the street can add information to it so it limits the credibility of the information given. There have been people who claim to be ... Read More »

Why are teachers so uptight about using Wikipedia?

I would say we're exhausted and annoyed by Wikipedia rather than uptight about it. It's true that for some of us it manifests itself as a kind of close-mindedness and even blind rage. A few of my c... Read More »

Why do so many schools/teachers ban the use of Wikipedia?

A lot of what you're supposed to learn in school is how to find information. Professors aren't stupid, they know you can just type something in to google and find some random information.What they... Read More »

Why do teachers say wikipedia is unreliable?

Because other people can edit and add details, which, in my opinion, gets rid of corporate/goverment bias, making it MORE reliable. everything I've seen on wikipedia so far has been 100% true and r... Read More »