Why don't English professors accept citations from Wikipedia?

Answer They have several objections, some more valid than others. I'd rank the top objections thus:1. There is no way to check credentials on Wikipedia. You can claim to have advanced degrees in theology ... Read More »

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Why do alot of college professors discourage using wikipedia?

Why do professors always give a corny smile when telling us not to "just check it out on wikipedia"?

It's not the bad rep why they smile. they know too many do that and they want you to really do some research :) lazy way of searching is why LOL

My college professors say that Wikipedia is not reliable. But I find it to be a wealth of info. Why don't they?

Well, the issue here is what exactly is "reliable". You have to ask yourself whether you can trust Wikipedia. Studies have shown that on the whole, things you find on Wikipedia are usually true. Bu... Read More »

Does anyone check that Wikipedia's citations are actually relevant to the topic?

Nobody is specifically checking the cited references. In fact, even when specific attention is drawn to them, the Wikipediots run around in a way that might remind you of the Keystone Kops.Read th... Read More »