What is an Article?

An article is a source of information to readers, which provides a  great amount of knowledge. The aim of writing an article is to spread awareness about a social issue, or it can be an informative piece on a specific topic, or sharing an opinion about an issue.

Types of articles?

Expository article : 

It is written when you’re helping readers to inform about a particular topic., 

Also this article is written based on the facts, Your searched information should be 100% correct. This article includes a thesis statement, explanatory paragraphs, and a conclusion that summarizes the information. 

It is assumed that readers have zero to no knowledge about the topic .

Essays, Newspapers, Magazine articles, Encyclopedias, School textbooks.

Narrative article:

A narrative article tells a coherent story. They are popular for college essays, and most likely you can be creative while writing a narrative article. This article conveys a message or lesson in first person.

 Example: A personal experience, a childhood memory, your first love.

Descriptive article:

Article that describes a topic and sometimes has a literature review but does not include a research study. 

Argumentative and persuasive article:

It basically brainwashes your audience with reasonable facts that something is true or false. It tries to convince your audience to accept the writer’s point of view.

Tips for writing a good article:

  1. Understand your topic: Your article must have a focal point , it should be more like you are providing some information .  Your title should be precise and clear . You should create an outline in your mind, before starting with writing.
  2. Be clear about your audience: Who is important while writing article, instead of what and why. Put yourself in the shoes of the audience , this will give you clear direction as to what they are expecting, and what they must think while reading your article.
  3.  Prepare an outline: Also structure your article, it’s a good idea to divide into the sections. Your article should have an introduction and a conclusion. 
  4. Review and make relevant changes: Stick closely to your article. 
  5. Get visual elements ready: The use of visual elements, in the form of images, photographs, illustrations, can enhance your article. 
  6. Edit and proofread: First Check your grammatical errors , make sure your article is structured properly, and that each section flows seamlessly into the next. While reviewing your article, make sure to keep the audience in mind. Also cover all the important points related to your topic and don’t forget to link the articles. 

Steps for writing an article:

  1. To choose a niche, you need to start with what you are good at. Explicitly can you write best about and can relate with the audience. Make a rough draft, what you want to write, think wisely, avoid getting analytical , play with words and avoid making it too lengthy or specific.
  2. Research alot about what you are writing about. You must have strong knowledge and ensure that you are giving the right information in your article. Figure out ways to make it interesting and readable. Collect relevant facts, figures and findings that you can add in your article.
  3. It is important to work consciously towards developing your own ideas while writing an article. Also  make sure your article is plagiarism free and must have your own collection of thoughts. 
  4. Start shaping your article after your research is complete. Arrange your content in a cohesive manner, the introduction, the main ideas, supporting facts and figures, causes and effects, possible solutions .
  5. Start writing your article, with all the information you have collected. 
  6. Edit your article, see the mistakes and edit all the grammatical errors. 

Format of an article:

  1. Heading/Title
  2. A line having the writer’s name.
  3. Body( main part of the article, 2-3 paragraphs)
  4. Conclusion( Ending paragraph of the article with the opinion or recommendation, anticipation or an appeal)

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Tips for writing a Good Article

  1. The title of your article should be catchy and attractive as it hooks the readers to the article.
  2. Benign it with a relevant quote, or a fact or an idiom.
  3. Be extra careful so as to avoid spelling, grammar and linguistic errors in your article.
  4. Keep the introduction paragraph brief and to the point, and make sure you introduce the topic well and in an engaging manner.
  5. While writing the body of the article, break it into paragraphs based on the different ideas or perspectives you are showing. 
  6. Try to support your ideas with relevant facts, figures or research findings wherever possible.
  7. Use a simple and concise language to make your article more readable. 

Format of article writing:

  1. The title of the article : It should be short, crisp and catchy .
  2. The article starts with “ By name of the author) and is placed right below the title
  3. The body of the article: It should consist of 5-6 paragraphs. 
  • First should be the introduction paragraph: You should include some Idioms, catchy phrases, or interesting facts to make it more readable.
  • Describe the problem , causes of the problem and solutions to that problem.
  • The third paragraph should include a conclusion.

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1.    What are the 5 parts of an article?

The main 5 parts of an article are:

  • Headline/title
  • Subheading
  • Byline
  • Body /main text
  • Conclusion

2.    How many paragraphs is an article?

There is no fixed number. If you are writing an offline article, 2-5 paragraphs in the body are enough. As for online article writing, short paragraphs are recommended, thus writing on 2-5 topics in an article should be the goal.

3.    How do I write an article for content writing?

Here is the Series:

  • Do keyword research and choose your keyword
  • Write an eye-catching headline
  • Compelling and short introduction
  • Research well
  • Create a draft, with all the required topics, information, …
  • Optimize digital content
  • Proofread and edit
  • And finally, publish!

4.    What are the tools for editing content?

Some tools for editing grammar are Grammarly, Hemingway editor, Ginger, and Language tool. These will help to edit your content easily.


Give this list of 10 practices and tips for good article writing a practical approach to gain improved results in the area. The points mentioned above can improve the quality of the articles you write.