Lesson 4. Reading a Wikipedia Article

In this lesson, you learn how to read a Wikipedia article.

Behind the Articles

A Wikipedia article is similar to an article in a traditional encyclopedia—but with links to other information on Wikipedia and across the Web. Of course, a Wikipedia article is also never finished; the site’s users can continually edit and revise the article to reflect new events and discovered knowledge.

Naturally, the amount of information in any given article depends on the contributions of the users who helped to create the article. Some articles are embarrassingly brief, others are almost overwhelmingly comprehensive. The community strives for accuracy, of course, but can’t dictate the actual content.

One interesting facet ...

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