1. Wikipedia - Discussion Pages

Wikipedia's publishing method is very transparent.  The user can see how a page has developed over time using the History pages.  They can also see the arguments and discussions that go on as a group of people collaboratively edits each Wikipedia page.  The Discussion Pages are a very useful tool during exploration.

Wikipedia Discussion Tab

Use the search box below to search for your WR121 Argument Paper topic. Then go to the Wikipedia discussion tab. Think through the following questions as you read the Wikipedia discussion page for your topic:

  • What kind of people are talking about your topic? 
  • What types of issues do they raise? 
  • Does reading the discussion page make you think differently about your topic? 
  • Does it give you more ideas about how to explore your topic?

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