Guidelines


Starting the second week of the semester, you need to add one text or image to the wiki per week until week fourteen of the semester, with the option that you may make up missed posts during the weeks designated by the syllabus. By week fourteen, you will need to have made a total of ten entries on the wiki. The challenge, however, is that you may not duplicate any entry created by another student, nor add more than one source per week. Wiki posts are due by 5pm on Thursdays. Posting for the next week begins twenty-four hours later on Fridays at 5pm.

Instructions for Adding a Text:

  • Find a text that's relevant to the course topic by asking yourself if it has anything to do with science and if it was published or composed in Britain or Europe between the years 1750 and 1850. In exceptional cases, you may cite an text composed or published before 1750 if you find that the work was cited or referenced extensively between 1750 and 1850.
  • Remember to use reliable websites to find your texts. These can be found on the Course Links page.
  • Once you have selected a text, go to the Primary Texts page.
  • Insert your text under the appropriate alphabet letter, using the author's last name to determine the letter. For example, if you're adding a text by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, you would put that under C for Coleridge.
  • Please keep the list alphabetically in tact. So if you're adding a work by Coleridge, you would put it before a work by James Cook, for example.
  • Add your entry using the following models which follow this basic pattern: Author Last Name, Author First Name. Title of Work. Original Date of Publication (if published) or Original Date of Composition (if not published until after author's death).
    • For novels, plays, or whole books, you should italicize the Title of the Work.
    • For poems, essays, articles, or parts of a whole book, you should put the "Title of the Work" in quotation marks.
      • Example 1 (poem in a book): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. "Kubla Kahn." (1816).
      • Example 2 (novel): Shelley, Mary.The Last Man. (1826).
  • Next, you need to hyperlink your entry so that others can click on it to read your text. You hyperlink by
    • Selecting the title of the work you're entering, including its punctuation.
    • Clicking on the link button above
    • Selecting the tab "External Link"
    • Cutting and pasting the hyperlink to your text into the box provided
    • Checking "Add Link"
  • Finally, you need to sign and date your entry. You do this by inserting four tildes (the tilde is this character: ~) in a row at the end of your entry.

Instructions for Adding Visual Material


  • These instructions are much the same as above. First of all, find a visual image that's relevant to the course topic by asking yourself if it has anything to do with science and if it was published or created in Britain or Europe between the years 1750 and 1850. In exceptional cases, you may cite a visual image created or published before 1750 if you find that the image was cited or referenced extensively between 1750 and 1850.
  • Remember to use reliable websites to find your texts. These can be found on the Course Links page.
  • Once you have selected an image, go to the Primary Visual Materials page.
  • Add your entry using the following model: Author Last Name, Author First Name. Title of Work. Original Date of Publication (if published) or Original Date of Composition (if not published until after artist's death).
    • For this class and to simplify things, we will treat all images as stand alone works. Therefore, please italicize all Titles of Works.
      • Example: Rowlandson, Thomas. Chemical Lectures. 1820.
  • Next, you need to hyperlink your entry so that others can click on it to read your text. You hyperlink by
    • Selecting the title of the work you're entering, including its punctuation.
    • Clicking on the link button above
    • Selecting the tab "External Link"
    • Cutting and pasting the hyperlink to your image into the box provided
    • Checking "Add Link"
  • Finally, you need to sign and date your entry. You do this by inserting four tildes (the tilde is this character: ~) in a row at the end of your entry.