How to Create a wikiHow Article from an Instructional Video

Do you want to turn how-to videos into instructional articles? Well, you can write a new wikiHow article from a how-to video. Read on to learn how.

Steps

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    Think of a topic that you're going to write about. Try thinking of personal experiences or things that you're interested in.
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    Choose a website that where you can find videos on that topic. Some suggestions include YouTube and Howcast.
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    Search for videos on your chosen topic. For example, you want to write an article about how to tie your shoes. You would search for "tie your shoes," "how to tie shoes," or something like that.
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    Look at the search results, and find a video that you want to watch. Make sure the video is relevant to the article. Once you have found the video you'd like to watch, watch it from beginning to end.
    • Try asking permission from the video uploader to use his/her video, just to be safe.
    • Try writing each step down in your own words, so you'll remember what to write without having to go back to the video.
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    Take screenshots of each step. Be sure to pause the video whenever you need to take a screenshot.
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    Create the wikiHow article. Make sure it follows the format in the Writer's Guide, you should also upload your screenshots and add them to the article.
    • Remember to cite the source of your video to show where you got the source of the article, so it isn't considered a copyright violation.
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    Embed your video into the wikiHow article, if possible. This will give others a chance to watch it.

Tips

  • Some video uploaders may not allow their videos to be used on other sites. Always ask for permission before writing the article.

Article Info

Categories: WikiHow | Writing and Editing