Why do most college students use Wikipedia when doing research?

Answer Reading the paper in your question reminded me strongly of another paper I read which was related to Wikipedia.In "Toward an Epistemology of Wikipedia" (< >), Don... Read More »

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Is Wikipedia an okay website for doing research?

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. Likewise, you can put footnotes on a Wikipedia article, but it's still a Wikipedia article. No one bothers to check whether the footnotes are ac... Read More »

What are the Basic Steps in Doing Research for a College Paper?

In college, first year writing courses are a rite of passage for all incoming students. Writing from experience is the focus of Expository Writing, while the second required writing course, Resear... Read More »

Summer Research Programs for College Students?

Many schools provide summer research opportunities for college students. These research programs may be a requirement of a certain program and provide the student with additional education and trai... Read More »

Is using wikipedia for a source valid on a college research assignment?

No, it's not valid, and some professors are deducting full grades for the mere mention of it or even banning it outright. On a college admissions tour for my nephew, one of the professors told me h... Read More »