Article Help Desk: get guidance on submission of articlesSince we have some new members enthusiastically contributing to our articles' section, we are initiating this thread to guide you if you require clarity on any aspect. Those already contributing can also post their queries related to articles.
1. There is no need to put a full stop or question mark in the title.
2. Instead of putting a title like 'Admissions open for Undergraduate, Postgraduate courses at Institute of Educational Studies Bangalore 2019 ' you can put it as 'Institute of Educational Studies Bangalore UG, PG courses admissions 2019' or 'How to apply for Institute of Educational Studies Bangalore UG, PG courses 2019 admissions'.
3. When you put the first sentence of a paragraph on the same line as a heading, right after closing the h2 or h3 tag, the space between the heading and the start of the paragraph is removed and the text appears better.
4. Little words like 'a' and 'the' are as important as the larger words you use.
5. Do not needlessly put headings in all caps, unless it is an acronym which is required. Same with words in a sentence. Use a capital letter only when really necessary.
6. Always begin the first word of a sentence with a capital letter.
7. Try to avoid putting a sentence dangling by itself on separate lines. As per the advice which was given to me by Tony Sir, a paragraph should have text which is connected, not just reams of independent lines.
8. Good content is text with proper sentence formation placed in paragraphs, not listed data.
9. Do not put words like 'click here' or 'check this link' as anchor text in the HTML tag when giving an internal or an external link. Always put good keywords, meaning words which are relevant to the linked page and which will clearly indicate what the linked page is about. In the case of internal links, such anchor text incites the reader to remain within our site which is immensely beneficial.
10. Always, always, look at the article after hitting the submit button. Don't click on the submit button and go away. You will likely see that you did not close an HTML tag properly or dropped a word somewhere.
Most important: If you are unsure about something related to article submission, ask! It is as simple as submitting a forum thread for guidance. Don't get frustrated at the constant shifting of an article to pending status or getting deleted. Ask why if you have not understood and get clarity. The whole purpose is to learn first and then earn the cash credits for content.
So, any queries? Ask in this thread!
One alert advisory as issued by the Webmasters today: The category of Recipes will likely be archived one day and editors will no longer be giving high points and cash credits for such articles.
I had submitted this article some years ago, which you may find useful: Good Article Writing Tips. Members are welcome to provide links to other useful articles related to submitting articles at ISC.