Requirements for McHenry's AP course wikis...

We have a few weeks left until the AP exam. Much of this will be spent in review. You will be responsible for contributing to that review by contributing to our course wiki.


Please note this information:


When you do a page edit, please make sure that you're contributing new information to the page, correcting old information, or cleaning up the page so that it can be better used by others. For instance, if you go in and completely change something someone else has written to make it accurate or more clear - more power to you. If you do an edit but basically say all the same things a different way, I wouldn't expect to get credit for that as an original contribution. We should approach with a goal of adding what we can, revising when we need to.

I can see all page edits (as can you I believe) so if what you posted gets changed, I'll still give you the credit which you would have received. Keep in mind that if what you posted was wrong, this may be no credit at all.




Requirements:

For each posting range/posting period you will be responsible for posting two significant items or editing two items to make them significant on the topic assigned. For instance...

A significant item for the U.S. entry into World War II might be...

The bombing of the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 catapulted the United States into World War II.

Note how this item contains more than just a fact, but also contains context. An alternative which wouldn't fit the criteria would be...

Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941.

Note the lack of context which allows us to place this event.

Use your own words. Plagiarism doesn't go over well.

You will also be required to respond to the discussion question. Responses will ideally be at least 100 words, substantive and thoughtful responses to my discussion prompt and/or your fellow students' postings.


Due dates will be posted on the main page and announced in class. Each item will have a specified date range during which responses will be accepted. If you contribute after the date and time things are due your contribution will be ignored for purposes of your grade.

I expect things to be a bit fluid as we work out some of the bugs over the first couple of weeks, so be alert for changes.