# Requesting feedback on my first article here :)

Posts: 67
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on 12/18/2011

Hello!

I wrote my first article on wizzley.com and therefore request constructive criticism please :).

How to find the median

I dunno what to say about my writing style and if it is enjoyable to read :).

Yours,

Christian the writer-apprentice :)

English is my second language. If you spot a typo or something grammatically incorrect, please private message me with the correction.
LPerry
Posts: 7
on 12/18/2011

Even though the subject is WAY out of my brain capabilities, I loved your example of  woodland creatures pocketing hazelnuts :)

TerriRexson
Posts: 175
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on 12/18/2011

Nice to see some maths on Wizzley! You probably want to take a proof-reading pass through - your odd distribution example is labelled as even and you write quirrels at one point

If you want to explain the median concept simply then an example showing the numbers of hazelnuts in ascending order with the midpoint marked would be very valuable. It's more important that people understand the concept than are able to plug numbers into the formula. (You could also mention why the formula works.)

You use the terms binned data and classified data as if everyone knows them. I can see from the example what you mean but I'm not sure everyone would.

I definitely enjoyed the squirrels.

Posts: 67
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on 12/18/2011

Thanks a lot for the criticism so far. I'll explain the formula when I know how to put it in English words :). Sadly my English knowledge is very limited and it's very hard for me to express myself in English :(.

Yours,

Christian

English is my second language. If you spot a typo or something grammatically incorrect, please private message me with the correction.
CorreenK
Posts: 37
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on 12/21/2011

Oh wow! right brain, basic math person here...so I have not a clue how to left brain even the basics of finding a median  ...therefore my main criticism would be that the paragraphs in each heading are way too long.

If there is anyway for you to break up the sentences in bullets or into a new paragraph I think it would be easier to read, perhaps non-math geeks, like me, might be able to piece the concept you are trying to convey into bits instead of big bites. Make sense?

Keep on keepin' on! ~Correen