why do teachers have such an intense hatred for wikipedia
because it does their job better than them
my history teacher used to mess with wikipedia when he gave us assignments
half my class had essays about how hitler was secretly in a relationship with stalin
IM LAUGHING REALLY HARD RIGHT NOW
Wikipedia is not a good place to do all your research, but it is an excellent place to start. Searching big databases like JSTOR can be a little overwhelming when you haven’t focused your topic yet. Wikipedia can direct you to sub-fields or related topics that might help you round out your understanding, as well as helping you find some more respectable resources.
Additionally, if you’re, say, writing a paper on something pop culture related such as a game or anime, those big databases are almost useless. Fan created wikis may be your best bet to find interviews or official information and whatnot.
My main point is, I wish teachers would focus more on teaching students how to use critical thinking and check sources. Even a fancy peer-reviewed journal article can be full of shit.