An article includes the following sections: title, introduction, body or development and conclusion

  • Your article should start with a catchy title, something that grabs your reader´s attention.
  • You have five seconds to hook your reader´s interest.
  • If the title is boring, lengthy or uninteresting he will look for something more appealing to read.
  • The first sentence in the introduction should also stimulate the reader to read further.
  • Some writers include a quotation as a starting point to develop their own thoughts.
  • Your ideas can be backed up by figures and the data you have gathered.
  • Stick to the point you try to make. If you overload the reader with too much information to show off your research, he will go and look for some other article.
  • Remember the reader wants to hear “your voice” and your ideas about a topic, because he finds them stricking.
Main body
  •  This is the heart of your article
  •  It could expand over two or three paragraphs but remember “ less is more”.
    Two or three well developed ideas is all your need to get your message across. They will be enough if they are consistently argued.
  • Argue your point/s, give advice, warn, defend, react … in other words, make yourself heard. What counts is those two or three ideas about a specific matter and your ability to argue.
  • Find something that sums the article up in a few words.
  • Conclusion
  • Restate your ideas and finish strong
  • Do not introduce new ideas at this stage
  • You can relate the end of your article to the title or the opening sentence in the introduction.
  • You can include an internet link to more information or even encourage the reader to enter your blog.