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Wiki Assignment 1 Navigating your way around the wiki (20 Points)

Due: MWF class: 10/24, TT class: 1


Michael Bryan Lay

About me                                                     


Year of Study: Senior     


Department: Political Science


My favorite activity is: Hiking


3 words that describe me as a person are: Outgoing, Laid back, Fun

3-2-1 Fitness Concepts


3 things I would like to learn more about in this class:

1. Healthier eating habits

2. Better excercise routines

3. Living healthier


2 topics I already know something about (in the area of fitness/wellness):

1. Weightlifting

2. Running


1 Topic that I would like to do some research about:


Favorite Quote: WikiQuote:Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect – and I don't live to be. But before you start pointing fingers… Make sure your hands are clean. -Bob Marley[1]


Favorite Youtube Video: (embed using Insert plugin/Video/Youtube Video)

Star Wars Kid

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Fun Gadget: Find one here: Google Gadgets (embed using Insert Plugin/ Productivity/Google Gadget)




Wiki Assignment 2: Research First Author (30 Points)

Due: MWF class: 11/05, TT class: 11/06

Create an article of your choice!

  1. Chose a topic that you are interested in!
  2. Make sure the topic is specific! (not too broad e.g. health = broad, healthy snacks = specific)
  3. Make sure the topic is not already on the list of the front page (Research topics MUST be approved during computer workshop)
  4. Do some research on your topic
  5. Create a new page and give it a catchy title
  6. Add your name as first author to the page
  7. Find information and paste it in the page
  8. Read the text and change it so you paraphraze the sentences (putting it in your own words)
  9. Make the article attractive and readable by:
    1. using bullets/lists not essay text
    2. use pictures
    3. use youtube informative videos
    4. format page and use headings
  10. Reference everything accordingly using a footnote
  11. Have at least 3 references: 1 from the book, 2 from other sources
  12. Add a link to this section of your personal page



Wiki Assignment 3: Research Second Author (30 Points)

Due: MWF class: 11/19, TT class: 11/20


Second Author Article (Should take you between 30-60 min)

  • Add your name to an article as second author
  • Add a link to this page (your personal wiki page)
  • Read article and check/correct spelling/grammar
  • Re-write so article is readable and straight forward (too short/long/text vs bullets)
  • Check references / footnotes
  • Format headings
  • Check pictures/videos (make sure they have a title and explain them
  • Enhance the article by adding your own perspective!
  • Add one piece of information that would be beneficial for the reader


 How Cancer affects the six dimensions of Wellness

Wiki Assignment 4: Reading and commenting (20 Points)

Due: MWF class: 12/03, TT class: 12/04


Read and Comment on 5 articles on the wiki

Add links to your personal page in this section + add a comment / reflection on each page you have read (what surprised you? What did you learn?)

  1. Soreness In Muscles: Interesting article, I learned that soreness in muscles is not from the buildup of lactic acid like I previously thought.
  2. Overexercising: Very informative, I did not realize how detremental overexcercising could be to your body.
  3. Affordable healthy meals for college students: I really liked the good ideas for meals in this one. I needed some tips on healthier eating.
  4. Cardiorespiratory Endurance Exercise and Its benefits: Very good information, made me realize how important cardio really is.
  5. Static, dynamic and ballistic stretching: Stretching is very good for the muscles and this article gave me more information and proof that this is true.






  1. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bob_Marley

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