Why you shouldn’t cite Wikipedia

By Marcus Wilson 16/10/2012 1


I, like many other teachers, am fighting a losing battle with students over use of Wikipedia.

Here’s a fun but deeply embarrassing example for the Asian Football Confederation that Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. It shouldn’t be your first port of call for information.

 


One Response to “Why you shouldn’t cite Wikipedia”

  • Ouch!
    I once received an enquiry from a prospective PhD student. I asked what his interest and knowledge about our field of study was. He replied with a cut and paste of the Wikipedia article on the subject! Needless to say I didn’t encourage him to complete an application! (To make matters worse the Wikipedia article is a poor one).

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