In class this week, I learned that a discourse is a discussion or writing about a certain topic, and that a discourse community is a group of people who converse about a topic. In that discourse community, there can be experts in different fields of the topic, providing and expanding the knowledge of other people in the community. From this lesson, I will determine the discourse community and audience of my Wikipedia article. This way, I can pull research from experts of the discourse field of the article to build upon own knowledge of the field and the knowledge that I pass on to the audience. I also learned through researching different Wikipedia articles, there is organization, an introductory overview, subtopics and subtopics for the subtopics, a table of content, relevant images, and footnote citations for outside sources. Thus, these are some elements that I need to incorporate into my own Wikipedia article to make it successful, informational, and organized.
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When writing, I have sometimes encountered some struggles with citations. I may not know how to write the citation, what is required, and what is too excessive. I have fixed these problems usually by going onto online sources such as OWL Purdue to discover the proper citations for the different circumstances of my writing (whether it was for an essay, a project, an image, etc.). In the past, I have faced some of the problems that Kyle D. Stedman discussed in his essay, “Annoying Ways People Use Sources.” For example, I faced the problems of “I Can’t Find the Stupid Link” and “I Swear I Did Some Research” that Stedman emphasized as annoying in his essay. For “I Can’t Find the Stupid Link,” it was usually a problem that occurred with different instructions and expectations from my teachers in the past. For instance, one teacher wanted only page number citations while the other wanted both the page number and the author’s last name. I also encountered this problem when one of the sources I used did not name the author, so I had to use the first part of the citation. For “I Swear I Did Some Research,” I was still learning citations and just started using parenthetical citations without quotations when summarizing my source. However, I did not properly separate my thoughts and those of the source until my teacher pointed it out to me. I intend to work on these problems while working on the Wikipedia entry by keeping my audience in mind and the writing style that they would prefer. I would also need to consider how I lead the readers into the quote and how I explain the significance of the quote to my Wikipedia entry.