Help:Writing Fact Sheets
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- Fact sheets provide factual information or pertinent points powerfully and succinctly, with little or no analysis.
- A fact sheet may be about a person, place, thing or idea, such as a research study, or it may be in support of a stated assertion. See Oxford Study for an example of the former, and Grazing for an example of the latter.
- A fact sheet is manifest as a top-level section within an article.
- The information within the fact sheet section is automatically converted to plain text and can be copied to the clipboard with a single click of a button inside Share this page or by selecting text in the plain text section. For this to work properly, these conventions must be followed:
- Under the fact sheet section, subsections are used to organize the fact sheet. Only one level of subsection is allowed.
- Under each subsection is an unordered list of facts. All content within the subsection must be in a list.
- Sublists cannot be used under an item in a list. (This item is in a sublist, but it's not in a fact sheet so it's fine.)
- Each item in the list, should be stated as an incontestable fact.
- Instead of saying "Chickens are smart," say "prominent animal neurobiologist Leslie J. Rogers says that 'the cognitive abilities of some avian species may actually rival those of primates.'" Or "'Chickens are smart.' So says prominent animal neurobiologist Leslie J. Rogers."
- Instead of saying "Even the lowest impact bovine meat is responsible for six times more greenhouse gases than the production of plant-based protein." according to the, say "Even the lowest impact bovine meat is responsible for six times more greenhouse gases than the production of plant-based protein, according to the 2018 Oxford Study.
- Information in sections outside the fact sheet section is not subject to the above conventions.
- Fact sheets may serve as the research for a future article, or may be converted to an article at a later date.
- Rogers, Lesley J. The Development of Brain and Behaviour in the Chicken. CAB International, 1995. 214.