preventing obesity; however they provide helpful ways for preventing children and adults in becoming obese. In conclusion, the information given between Wikipedia’s and other source may be similar, but students should take precautions when gathering information from Wikipedia and adding the website as their main source. In Cathy’s blog, she mentioned tips to know if the information in Wikipedia is credible enough to be the right source for doing academic writing. One tip that was mentioned in this website was to compare the information that’s found in Wikipedia to Encyclopedia Britannica, which is a well-known highly reputable source. If the information is the same on both sources, then it’s reliable. So, it is highly recommended that when using Wikipedia, students should always find a second reliable source to back up the information’s that’s been found in Wikipedia. (Cathy). here are several causes of obesity. One common cause is the lack of physical activity. To properly digest food after consuming a huge meal, doing physical exercise is recommended. But nowadays lifestyle prevents people from working out. One main reason could be electronics. Children mostly stays home and play video games the whole day, sit behind the computer for hours, and watch T.V for hours. According to this website, pending 2 hours a day watching T.V has been linked to overweight and obesity. Other reasons for being inactive thats mentioned are relying on cars instead of walking, lack of physical education classes in schools, and fewer demands at work. (NIH). In comparison to Wikipedia, one of the main causes also mentioned inerror less walking and physical education. Wikipedia also states that television viewing time is the risk of obesity. (Wikipedia). Another main cause of obesity is the environment people live in. One reason includes having over-sized portions of food which can increase a person's chance of being obese. Many people are exposed to fast food restaurants, movie theatres, and gas stations which give them a higher chance of consuming the unhealthy foods these places provide. Some of the meals provided in these places can feed 2 or more people. Consuming big portions of food without physical activity will cause weight gain. If a person continues with this type of bad habit will make them more likely to become obese. (NIH). Please analyze this information, don't simply present it. What does it mean that Wikipedia and the NIH have the same information? Is this a good thing? There are several ways in preventing obesity to happen. Obesity can be managed by eating healthy food and doing physical activity on a daily basis. For children, reduce time in front of the T.V and computer to less than 2 hours a day, eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, and avoid soft drinks and snacks high in sugar and fat. (Stanford Hospital). As for adults, they should improve their eating habits and increase physical activity as much as possible. Avoid foods…
Communication Skills for Teaching 2013
Nowadays, more people are suffering from obesity than hunger. These statistics are scary and according to the Healthy and Social Care Information Centre, we find information telling as that over a quarter of adults in the UK were classified as obese in 2010. The World health statistics 2012 reports, that one in six adults are obese. These statics are terrifying. I want to…
non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Almost anyone who can access the site can edit almost any of its articles. Wikipedia is the sixth most popular website and constitutes the Internet's largest and most popular general reference work. As of 2014, it has 18 billion page views and nearly 500 million unique visitors each month.
Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia on January 15, 2001. Sanger coined its name, a portmanteau of wiki (from the Hawaiian word for "quick")…
to say how accidents in the cruise industry are overpublicized because they happen so rarely. This article is relevant because emphasizes that cruise accidents are rare and the littlest mishaps are dramaticized.
“Carnival Corporation and plc.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 10 Oct 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2013
The page describes the basics of the Carnival Corporation. It goes over the history and the brands, as well as the former ships and the most notable ships. It is…
Textbook v. Wikipedia (The Atlantic slave trade)
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that differs from other encyclopedias in a significant way: along with reading the articles in Wikipedia, anyone can add or edit articles however they like. On the other hand, Textbooks provide organized units of work with a balanced, chronological presentation of information. In this assignment by using the topic: The Atlantic slave trade to compare coverage in the textbook with coverage in Wikipedia included…
named, Wikipedia. For over a decade institutions, professors and scholarly students abroad have criticized the ‘free to write’ site for its disinformation and overall legitimacy. The fundamental differences stem from Wiki’s inability to substantiate their site has the validity and credibility needed to be considered a good source of information. These negative feelings have been symbolically placed at the roots of Wikipedia’s foundation; their authors. The most profound flaw that Wikipedia seems…
Wikipedia (Listeni/ˌwɪkɨˈpiːdiə/ or Listeni/ˌwɪkiˈpiːdiə/ wik-i-pee-dee-ə) is a free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia, supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Anyone who can access the site can edit almost any of its articles. Wikipedia is the sixth-most popular website and constitutes the Internet's largest and most popular general reference work. As of February 2014, it had 18 billion page views and nearly 500 million unique visitors each month.…
commonly and popular research based data is not considered factual. Wikipedia, which used by numerous college students is not considered a factual research source. College students use Wikipedia for several reasons, such as studying for a midterm, final, or a term paper. It’s used constantly to recheck facts or a form of guidance. Even though numerous students rely on Wikipedia, it is not a legitimate source for research. Wikipedia is managed and written by the public for the public. Even though pages…
Asking Students to Write for
J P Evans
A Wiki world
- Forte, Andrea, Vanessa Larco and Amy Bruckman. (2009)
Decentralization in Wikipedia Governance. Journal of
Management Information Systems. 26(1) pp 49-72.
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Wikipedia is a collaborative resource, which aims to be a compendium of all human knowledge. In a serious examination of Wikipedia as a credible and valid source of information we need to place our argument within a definable framework. As I will show information has many uses, for the purposes of this paper I will examine the use of Wikipedia for scholarly research, the kind, which I will be utilizing throughout the rest of my MBA program. I will be evaluating Wikipedia based on the parameters…
Is Wikipedia A Reliable Source
In this paper I will be discussing the debate between pro Wikipedia’s Dwight Reed, and Rachel R. Wright, and con Wikipedia’s Nicole Irwin, Michelle Douglas, and Ivy Leigh. During the debate between Learning Team B members we debated over different points of views regarding Wikipedia as a reliable source.
Almost everyone knows about Wikipedia. Heck, every time you use a search engine like Google, Wikipedia shows up as a source for information…