Compose an essay, between about 1,000 and 1,500 words, that expresses your position on the value of Wikipedia for college students.
Assume that your readers are college students and college professors -- not only your classmates and instructor for EN 105, but also college students across the USA. As you write, show your readers that you understand the "critical conversation" around Wikipedia by including references to this unit's reading assignments and the perspectives offered in our class discussion. And, make sure to make a persuasive case for why your readers should share your perspective on Wikipedia.
One of your goals in this assignment should be to make careful use of reasons to support your claims. As you learned in your reading and this unit's mini-lectures, reasons can take many forms. You might think about including relevant anecdotes from your own experience, describing your observations, using explicit logic and reasoning, creating a striking comparison, or analyzing patterns of facts and data. You may use outside sources, provided that they add to your argument in some way. Remember that experienced writers use outside sources to provide context to their own perspectives.
As always, you may use any of the material from your Writer's Journal or our class discussions as a starting point for your assignment.