Posting Syllabus Oriented Educational ArticlesTo
Or Whom It May Concern
College and University examinations are coming close all over India. As I have seen (and also done myself to some extent), students like to get some ready materials for their exam preparations on the web during these months. I think if we post some similar articles in BengalSpider, it will get more traffic. Also, it will be a great help for the student members. Posting such contents in BengalSpider would not mean less time for their studies, but a review of their own lessons in the syllabi.
Nevertheless, this can lead us to a increased number of copy-pasting. I would like to suggest some guidelines:
1. The authors have to make sure NOT TO COPY ANYTHING from any other websites. Instead of points and cash credits, any article found and judged by the editors as copy-pasted will be deleted. Also, repeating this will ban the BengalSpider membership of the author concerned.
2. Only self written articles would be approved. Since this is related to the academic careers of a number of students, I would request the authors as well as the editors to post or approve only accurate articles with correct grammar and spellings.
3. The author must testify in the title or in the summary that the subject of the article is common to the syllabi of most Bengal colleges and universities.
4. The authors will not be permitted to include any external links in their articles. As per the BS rules, only one link per resource can be posted as a footer. In these educational contents, those links must be to the widely known and scholarly sites like ProjectMuse, JSTOR, Project Gutenberg and so on. Coming up with irrelevant links will lead the article to rejection. SPAMMING WOULD NOT BE ENTERTAINED in any condition.
5. If this plan of attracting students works well, BengalSpider may think of having a different category in future, or who knows, may even of a different page?
I request the webmaster to poder over this. As examples, I have posted two resources in the Knowldge Sharing >> education category. Since I am a student of English literature, I have posted materials on Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. These two works are masterpies of English literature and are taught in almost all universities in Bengal, including CU, RBU, JU and BU.
Am I permitted to post this kind of resources, or should better discontinue with the practice? Did I categorise right?