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Unformatted text preview: Leo Spornstarr Professor Shwom Freshmen Seminar 11 November 2011 Short Response Essay The article, written by Professor William Badke of Trinity Western University, discusses the explosive topic of Wikipedia. Throughout the article his purpose is to shed light upon both sides of the issue and then come to a final conclusion regarding the use of Wikipedia. He begins his argument with a logical question: If Wikipedia is so bad that we caution our students not to use it for academic work, how can it be so good that much of what you need to know if found there? He give the example of a someone who is approached about where to find more information regarding quantum physics, in order to find out some information so you do not look stupid, you take a quick peek at the Wikipedia article. Moreover, someone asks you the birthday of George Washington, where is the first place you look? Wikipedia....
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