User:Gotanda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wikipedia Rollbacker.svgThis user has rollback rights on the Simple English Wikipedia. (verify)
Wikipedia-logo.png This user is a member on the Simple English Wikipedia. (verify)
Flag of Japan.svg This user lives in Japan.
Editor - silver star.jpgThis editor is a Senior Editor III and is entitled to display this Silver Editor Star.
Symbol support vote.svg This user has written or significantly contributed to 2 good articles on Wikipedia.
Wikipedia:Babel
en-5 This user is able to contribute with a professional level of English.
simple-5This user can write at a professional level of Simple English.
ja-3 この利用者は上級日本語が出来ます。
id-1 Pengguna ini mampu bersumbangsih dengan bahasa Indonesia tingkat dasar.

I edited on Wikitravel off-and-on for several years. After a few anonymous edits here, I decided to make an account and contribute more actively. I did that for several years, then took an extended break. I teach English at a university in Japan, and found it was quite easy to create a Simple English Wikipedia page if I am already grading/adapting English Wikipedia content for use with students.

Alternate account[change | change source]

I used an alternate account User:ELTted for editing with students and presenting SEWP to language teachers. I never voted or commented from that other account. It was strictly for editing articles that my students or workshop participants were working on.

Useful tools[change | change source]

Common complexity that is not needed and suggestions[change | change source]

A few simple changes here and there can help. The verb to be is often the simplest way to write something

  • Former: use retired
  • It is found in/It lies in: use It is in.
  • ...in the northwestern part of France: use in northwest France
  • It has a population of 1,200: use The population is 1,200.
  • ...a large number...: use many