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Week 6: Start Article Work


Now that Marguerite has a good grip on her topic and the sources she’s going to use to write about it, she starts writing. Professor Ruppel suggested starting in the sandbox if she wasn’t comfortable editing live but she cautioned that spending too much time in the sandbox limits many of the unique aspects of using Wikipedia as a teaching tool, such as collaborative writing and incremental drafting.

She understands there are pros and cons to both approaches and she’s pretty comfortable but she decides to start initially in the sandbox so she can learn Wikipedia's rules in a safe environment before she’s puts it out to the world and other Wikipedians.

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