The first Paragraph of an Article can often be the hardest. But for some people it can be just as hard as the second. Or the third… or the fourth, and so on.
So today what I’m going to do is teach you how to write an Article for your Blog, a School Assignment, or whatever you need an article for.
Step 1: Research
Most Bloggers, and writers simply refuse to do research. Those people simply don’t get too far, and often end up with only a Broken Dream.
No matter how much you know, and understand the subject which you are writing about you need to do at least 10 Minutes of research from a Credible Source.
You need to learn the In’s, and Out’s of what your writing about. (Hey, that rhymed…)
If your a student just know that your teacher has received a hundred essays just like the one your Turing in. S/he will know if you half-ass it.
If your a Blogger/Writer than I’m sure you know what Backlinks are. Backlinks are essential to increasing your DA, and building a stronger site that ranks more often. To get a backlink someone needs to link to you, and they will only link back to well-researched sources.
For this article I did some research on Writers Digest. They mentioned some things on this exact topic which I didn’t know about and I have incorporated into this Article.
To be specific they mentioned that you should Read Over Your Article. Something which I would have never considered mentioning in this post, but I do… Later.
Step 2: Contemplate
I could never write an Article on Cells And Their Functions. No matter how much I researched it I just cannot. So in 10th Grade I asked my Biology teacher if I could write about something else.
He Said “No”.
As a writer, or Student you need to contemplate what your writing about, and ask yourself whether or not you can write a good Article on the subject which you have chosen, or been given.
If you can go ahead, if you can’t and your a writer change the subject, and pick something new. If you can’t and your a student you should change your subject if you can, and if you can’t ask your teacher anyways.
They aren’t all like my Bio teacher who said “No”. I know this because I also don’t understand Shakespeare. And so my English Teacher let me write an Essay on the works of Edgar Allen Poe.
“I Got An A On That Essay” Quoth The Raven.
Essentially what I’m saying is that if you can’t write about something well enough try to not write about it and choose something different.
Step 3: Readability
So by now I’m sure you’ve chosen your Topic. You’ve researched it, and you know you can write about it. But before you do that you should learn about Readability.
The general Article is 5-7 Paragraphs. Each paragraph has 3-5 Sentences, and is about 100 Words. That’s what my teachers taught me. And it’s stupid.
If your a student you may have to follow those standards, to get a good grade. Writers however–And students that believe it won’t effect their grades–should write in this format:
15-20 Paragraphs (Minimum) 2-3 Sentences (Maximum) per paragraph. Word count doesn’t matter so long as its above 1,000.
Another essential part of Readability is Spell-Check. Make sure you Spell-Check everything when your done writing, and that you use correct punctuations.
Articles written in my suggested format are easier to read, so they will get shared more, and be better understood. (And may also result in a higher grade)
Step 4: Sourcing, Relaxation & Writing It
Now you A) Have A Topic, B) Know You Can Write About It, C) Have Done Research, And D) Understand Readability. All that’s left now is actually writing it.
When writing your article you need to source various facts, and write with relaxation. Let’s discuss those real quick.
Opinion: Dogs Are Better Than Cats
Loose Fact: About 60% Of People On Earth Have Access To The Internet
Blunt Fact: George Washington Died In 1799
The general guideline is that you don’t need to Source your Opinions, Should Always Source Genuine Blunt Facts, And Should Try To Source Loose Facts Whenever Possible.
What’s A Loose Fact?
Loose Facts are what appear to be 100% Legitimate truths. However they are heavily debated because several different sources list several different options.
My loose fact is that 60% Of People On Earth Have access to the internet. However The Washington Post says only 47 Percent Of People On Earth Have Internet Access.
The best way to find out if a fact is a loose fact is if it Gives Rounded percentages Like “60%” Instead Of Something more precise like “63”, or “67%.
The second best way is to simply research. Just ask Google, or Siri, maybe even Alexa.
The Reason You want to source your Articles to solidify your Article And Make Yourself A Credible Source.
Also when you write an article remember that you shouldn’t stress.
Stressful writers produce Generic, Monotonous, Boring work. The kind of work that gets D’s, and only gets shared by snobs on the internet who want to mock the writer (AKA You).
I like to eat a nice dinner, draw a bath, and write my articles on the Microsoft word App on my phone.
Doing this I’ve produced some of my best writings.
The part we’ve all been waiting for! The Conclusion… the Finale!… Well at least I’ve been waiting for it you probably haven’t.
When you actually sit down, or bathe down–whatever you do–and start writing it will all come naturally if you’ve followed the steps I’ve laid out.
Believe me or not, but once your Relaxed, Researched, and know your format the words just flow out.
Then when your all done check your word count, if its below 1,000 Words go more in-depth somewhere in your Article. After that Spell-Check, Add Sources, and your done!
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