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Have you ever struggled to collect and construct your information and graphics to create an A.R.T.I.C.L.E? Well, worry no more because I’m here to show you the basic of A.R.T.I.C.L.E. Now, A.R.T.I.C.L.E stands for:
- List of Sources
Arrangement is probably one of the hardest parts of writing an article, because it consists of drafting out your ideas and your paper. Knowing what to write is important. To start brainstorming your ideas, create an idea map, a storyboard or an outline. It doesn’t have to be perfect and you can begin your idea at any point in the article, so just try your best.
Once you’ve got your ideas and outline down, start gathering information through research. These two process should be done as early as possible, in case you need to acquire more information. Remember to keep a list of sources that you used; you’ll need to cite that information later.
Next are the title and introduction, which are two key factors that help to hook in the audience. Both the title and introduction need to be concise and intriguing. The introduction should also provide background on the focus and context of your article. You can use a question or an explanation of how are you approaching the idea. It would also be good if you end it with a thesis statement.
e.g. How can decisions made by love and fear effect on our life?
Once you have finish with writing the discussion part of the article, you encounter the conclusion, which is something that can be terrifying! A conclusion should provide the findings or what have your discussion has shown. Start by referring back to your thesis statement and use your discussion that supports your thesis. Remember to briefly explain why your discussion is significant and try to end with a supported proposition, but allow the audience to expand on it.
Next comes your bibliography, or list of sources, which is an extremely important part because it proves that your findings and discussions are not plagiarized. Cite any information that you took or paraphrased from another source. There are many different citation styles. Choose the one that is required or the one that suits you the best.
Finally is the editing phase. Many people tend to skip this phase because of procrastination or being lazy, such as I am, but it’s a very crucial step to make sure that your article is organized and your discussions are clear. Revise your thesis for your introduction, your discussion, and conclusion. Check your grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, and mechanics. Reading backwards helps with detecting spelling errors or details. Reading forward many times can also help with the process. Asking a peer or a teacher would be a good idea to see if they understand your article or if you’ve made any mistakes.
Next time if you forgot how to write an article, just remember its acronym, A.R.T.I.C.L.E.