CS61A Wiki:How-to guide
- Keep your writing informative and not too casual, not too formal.
- Avoid using technical language gratuitously. Explain or link terms that might reasonably be unknown to a 61A student. See for guidance on technical writing.
- Don't overlink. Links for any single term should not be excessively repeated in the same article.
- Article titles and section headings should be in sentence case (first word capitalized, rest lowercase), not title case, unless the phrases are proper nouns. Section headers should be
== level 2 headers ==and add another equal sign (
=) for subsections.
We use MediaWiki formatting (the same as used on Wikipedia). For simple formatting, there is a WYSIWYG editor. For more details on wiki markup, seeand .
Creating an article
- Before creating a new article, first make sure that an article on your topic does not already exist:
- In the search box in the upper right corner, enter your topic.
- If the exact topic exists, the article will open.
- Otherwise, you will get a list of search results. Check if your topic is in the results.
- If your topic does not exist, choose "create this page".
Editing an article
To edit an article:
- Make sure that you are logged in to the wiki. If you are not logged in, your edit will be attributed to your IP address. (Check Special:MyContributions to see your own edits.)
- Click the "Edit" tab.
- Enter your changes in the box.
- In the "Summary" box, enter a short explanation of what you did.
- Click "Show preview" if you want to check your changes.
- Click "Save page".
Talk page conventions
Use talk pages (example: Talk:Higher-order function) to discuss improvements to the associated article.
- Always sign your username after your comments with four tildes (
- Start a new discussion with a
== level 2 headers ==at the bottom of the page.
- Indent replies with colons (
:) at the beginning of the line.