Writing an article (An article can ... (Describe an event, person or place…
Writing an article
An article can ...
Describe an event, person or place
Present an balanced or opinionated arguement
Compare and contrast
An article should include ...
A catching title
An introduction that clearly defines the topic
A main body that contains 2 to 5 paragraphs
A conclusion that clearly summarises the topic or gives a clear opinion
Do not ...
Talk about yourself or any personal stories
Use over-emotional language
Use simplistic vocabulary
Before you write the article you should ...
Consider where the article is going to end up e.g. local newspaper
Consider who the intended readers are e.g. teenagers, adults, the elderly
Consider what the aim of the article is e.g. to advise, persuade
It has to be easy to read
You don't know who could be reading it: it could be intelligent adults or developing children
The article needs to include the reader being identified
It must get the attention of the reader and keep it
It has to be interesting