Wikipedia:Make technical articles understandable

  • the content in articles in wikipedia should be written as far as possible for the widest possible general audience.

    when adding content and creating new articles, an encyclopedic style with a formal tone is important. instead of essay-like, argumentative, or opinionated writing, wikipedia articles should have a straightforward, just-the-facts style. every reasonable attempt should be made to ensure that material is presented in the most widely understandable manner possible. if an article is written in a highly technical manner, but the material permits a more understandable explanation, then editors are strongly encouraged to rewrite it.

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  • labeling articles that are too technical
  • "introduction to..." articles
  • see also
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The content in articles in Wikipedia should be written as far as possible for the widest possible general audience.

When adding content and creating new articles, an encyclopedic style with a formal tone is important. Instead of essay-like, argumentative, or opinionated writing, Wikipedia articles should have a straightforward, just-the-facts style. Every reasonable attempt should be made to ensure that material is presented in the most widely understandable manner possible. If an article is written in a highly technical manner, but the material permits a more understandable explanation, then editors are strongly encouraged to rewrite it.