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 »

How can I translate Wikipedia articles from Spanish to English?

Hello aarond53,Yes you can do this, I have translated a few articles myself (mainly articles having to do with Spain) into English. Here are some useful links that will help you get started : Wikip... Read More »