Notes On Article Writing - Rules, Format and Sample - CBSE Class 8 English Writing Skills
                                                                      ARTICLE WRITING

An article is an expression of one’s thought on an issue or a subject logically and coherently written in meaningful paragraphs.Writing an article is a challenging task. It needs creativity, good vocabulary, good knowledge of the subject and skill to organize ideas.

Purpose
To focus on themes like social concern, narrating an event, description of a place, etc.

                                                                          Format

  • Heading/Title- must be catchy and sharp

  • By- name of the author

  • Body

I Para:              Introduction -Start with a slogan, a question, an amazing fact, figure or statement.

II/III Para:         Content -Causes, effects, present state of affairs, etc.

IV Para:            Conclusion -Draw solutions and conclusions


POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Give a title that catches the attention of the reader.
  • Begin with a striking opening sentence which addresses the readers and gets them interested in the topic.
  • Present a strong argument for your ideas supporting it with evidences or elaboration.
  • Use linking devices (however, therefore, although, even though, in order to…) to make the composition appear a whole.
  • Introduce a new point at the beginning of an each paragraph that follows, to strengthen your ideas.
  • Develop your ideas as much as you can to make them interesting and substantial.
  • Conclude with your strongest point.
  • Use passive voice, humor, emotive language, rhetorical questions to provide a specific effect.


                                                                                  

Summary

                                                                      ARTICLE WRITING

An article is an expression of one’s thought on an issue or a subject logically and coherently written in meaningful paragraphs.Writing an article is a challenging task. It needs creativity, good vocabulary, good knowledge of the subject and skill to organize ideas.

Purpose
To focus on themes like social concern, narrating an event, description of a place, etc.

                                                                          Format

  • Heading/Title- must be catchy and sharp

  • By- name of the author

  • Body

I Para:              Introduction -Start with a slogan, a question, an amazing fact, figure or statement.

II/III Para:         Content -Causes, effects, present state of affairs, etc.

IV Para:            Conclusion -Draw solutions and conclusions


POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Give a title that catches the attention of the reader.
  • Begin with a striking opening sentence which addresses the readers and gets them interested in the topic.
  • Present a strong argument for your ideas supporting it with evidences or elaboration.
  • Use linking devices (however, therefore, although, even though, in order to…) to make the composition appear a whole.
  • Introduce a new point at the beginning of an each paragraph that follows, to strengthen your ideas.
  • Develop your ideas as much as you can to make them interesting and substantial.
  • Conclude with your strongest point.
  • Use passive voice, humor, emotive language, rhetorical questions to provide a specific effect.