In doing so, they must consider the global audience of Wikipedia and the challenge of communicating with anonymous Wikipedia editors. Hopefully, by the end students will realize that copyediting is a painstaking, necessary, and sometimes politically fraught process.
In Argumentative Writing
, students learn to write in different, voices for different audiences. In learning about the specific voice on Wikipedia, they learn about the “authoritative” voice and how its tone can convince, even if the content is questionable. The ways in which tone and content reinforce and/or undermine each other is a crucial media fluency for students to learn.
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