Strategies For Writing Effective Academic Articles (Problem-Solution) -…
Strategies For Writing Effective Academic Articles
Before beginning the writing process, the author needs to ask a series of question such as:-
What is the purpose of the article and what do potential readers already know about the topic
Answering these questions may help the author generate ideas for the article and discard elements which may not be useful.
After sufficient brainstorming, one might consider writing an introduction.
Establishing a relationship with the audience- writing an effective introduction.
Th part where writer establishes a relationship with the reader.
Writer needs to express in concrete terms who the intended audience really is.
The writer needs to ensure the varied readers do not get lost within the text.
Summarize for the reader important developments on the topic by including a brief survey of the literature
Reviewing the literature, making generalizations, or emphasizing the importance of the idea will highlight the
knowledge and interest of the writer and help ensure that the reader will be brought up to
speed in terms of current developments in the field.
The author may wish to signal early what problem s/he intends to solve.
The writer may wish to outline how s/he is going to solve the problem.
A good introduction helps the reader find the content by giving an indication of the structure of the article.
A writer must do is achieve credibility vis-a-vis the reader, usually by indicating that s/he is in a position of authority to write on the subject.
The description of the problem helps the reader identify with the context described to the extent that s/he may feel that the situation is actually very similar to his/her own.
It is important to note that all the paragraphs and even the sentences normally work to serve the larger organization of the text.
At some point in this type of article, one expects a switch from problem to solution.
This switch may come after a few sentences or after several paragraphs.
None of the sentences in this section focuses on problems, whereas many mention solutions.
The conclusion starts from general and moves to specific study or technique described in the article and moves to general
the conclusion evaluate evaluate a technique positively, and then move on to a more general situation.
Good directions will in turn help the writer stick to the controlling idea.