Overview: What is writing?You compose a letter to the school Principal explaining your kid's absence from school. You pen down romantic lines to your sweetheart, expressing your love.
The above activities are forms of writing. What you are essentially doing in each activity is communicating. Writing, though, is not just about communicating. You are, literally, connecting. That connection, of course, could be just a fleeting moment, but it is there.
Then there are other forms of writing. For example, you jot down points of a meeting to keep a record; or you carve out words on a wooden block to form your name.
Whatever the nature of the writing activity, you must keep in mind that your are trying to convey something. It could be general information, knowledge on something specific or a detailed explanation. Hence it is essential that you get your writing right. Put the facts, data and details together in a coherent manner and what you get is not just a piece of writing but a work of art!
This article will explain in simple words how to put words and sentences together to write in order to form a good article. While this article is aimed at those who blog or write for online sites, such as for IndiaStudyChannel.com, many of the tips are applicable to day-to-day writing as well. It is hoped that the tips provided here help to launch you as a proficient freelance writer!
A Simple Guide to Writing a Good Article
For more information on paragraphs please read: Paragraph Writing Techniques.
Know more about punctuations here: Importance of Punctuation Marks and their usage
Use capital letters properly Never type entire words in capital letters. It is as though you are shouting at the reader. A capital letter has its own place in a sentence, specifically at the very beginning.
Find out all about capitals here: Correct Use of Capital Letters.
In the case of articles submitted here at ISC, please use HTML tags for sub-headings by using <h2> </h2> and <h3> </h3> tags and for points and bullets (for further information on tags see point #8 below).
You can also refer: Basic HTML tags
Please see the instructions to insert pictures here: Add pictures in resources.
Please read rules about using images from other sites: Image posting guidelines & linking to images at other sites
Here's how to check:
Note: It is best to first set the language. This is available at review in the Menu bar and then in the Language tab of the Ribbon, select English (India).
Keep the above ten tips on writing a good quality article and you will soon be set for a career as a writer!
Additional Resource: Resource Posting Guidelines.
Vandana is based in India with over 15 years experience as a freelance writer. Writing, no doubt, is her primary passion! Having learned the art of blogging from ISC, Vandana is enjoying the thrills of blogging, taking pleasure in sharing information & getting good pageviews at her various blogs.
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thanks for putting up this resource, i will try to use your tips in my articles here after!
Nice guidelines to write a proper Article. The way shown by you is applicable for all type of articles. Thanks for sharing good informations.
We can even have some members who are ready to help in their leisure time to review and suggest english corrections on the article. I have come across a lot of articles whose title interested me and probably the content was even good. But due to bad language I end up ignoring to read it completely. Also such articles do not set a very good impression to outsiders who must be reading some article on ISC the first time. We do encourage people who write in their own words, but there is no harm if someone can correct their mistakes before the article is approved and goes live.
Only such articles which editors while approving thik should be corrected can be passed for correction and the person can suggest improvements to the writer. This can also help where he editors reject the articles for poor English.
Thank you for posting such kind of information. Other people can also know about that thing. It is more useful.kep posting resource. . .
This is a very good resource and also useful for most of the users, especially registered users of this site.You have provided excellent information on the tips and points we need to take care when posting any resource or articles.This would definitely help people in writing good articles.Appreciate you and kindly request yout to keep posting such useful resources.
You have given excellent tips. Many people including myself know how to just write a article but not a good article. As you said a good article always makes a difference.
Subba Raju MV
Thanks for giving such a nice tips.It will really help newcomers like me to improve writting skill.One thing I want to mention is whatever you think,you write it in your own words using good English.Everyone is having writting ability only thing is that try to present it.
This is indeed a nice informative article.Thanks for sharing the tips.Though these rules look familiar and the most repeated ones, still they are the basic principles to be followed to make your article look good and understandable.
Hi Vanadana Ji,
Really fantastic tips...
Thank you for posting such kind of information
good tips to realise our mistakes and correct ourselves .
kindly give such tips often for our benefits.suggest me the means
to give colour to alphabets and headings, inseration of images in between articals
@fyyazkamal: You are not allowed to use colour for any section of the text, not even headings. The blue colour for headings & sub-headings automatically appears when you use the HTML tags. Please see the attachment in the above article for HTML tags.
Secondly, with regard to inserting an image inbetween text, please see my Forum post: http://www.indiastudychannel.com/forum/45113-Inserting-image-between-text-an-article.aspx for Inserting an Image in Text
This is to thank you for sharing such an useful article. Its really nice to see all the details on a single page.
Moreover, you have beautifully explained the importance of each tip for writing an article such as selection of title, usage of paragraphs, headings, sub-headings, HTML tags, and grammar, etc.
I believe it would help us to improve our article writing and communicating skills. Thanks once again for sharing this wonderful article.
I hope this would inspire other members to share such kind of articles.Please keep on doing the good work.
Wish you success in the coming days.
"Never Say Never"
Thank you for posting such kind of information, for reduction in mistakes & etc. well keep it up .
This is a well written and informative article.
It is very helpful for the members to
produce good articles.Thank you for sharing.
Hi Vandana Mam, Thank you for such a good article as this is really helping to make attractive articles. You can see my new posts on economics. I have used your tips in it and the resources were looking very attractive. Thank you once again.
Where can I get good key words . Do articles having 'demanded key word ' attract traffic and adsense revnue.
Thanks Vandana for this posting. Honestly, you are doing a great job in ISC, keep it up please.
You mentioned something about using keywords in our resources to attract more readers through search engines, but please I will like to know these keywords. I will be glad if such keywords can be listed for novice like us. Thanks.
Thanks Vandana madam. You are really a teacher and guide in ISC.You help will make all of others active members of ISC.
This is a very nice article.I have some doubts here.Regarding Use of Key words where we give this keyword when posting a resource? Is it that tag section refer keywords? Is it necessary to bold all keywords?If a word is not given in tags can it be made bold ?
Dear madam ,
Your above guidelines must be helpful in guiding everyone to take interest in writing a resource on any subject .In my case ,I joined ISC on 18-01-10 and till date i have not taken any interest to prepare any resource.In the meanwhile , my application to open Google Adsense account has been turned down stating that i have not presented any resource , apart from other reasons.As such,i was interested to get some guidelines for preparing resources. My efforts yielded good results when i landed in your resource on "Good article writing tips".
I wish all members must peruse the above guidelines before they venture themselvs to write an article.
Nice ,comprehensive article.Besides the content the presentation itself demonstrated eloquently what you wanted to convey.The sub-titles,underlining,usage of different color at right places,the overall neatness and style impressed me.
I myself am quite impatient regarding incorporating these very necessary details.Hope to learn a lot here.
I am new user to ISC. I am sure this article on good writing tips will help me a lot to write new articles. Thanks!
A truly useful article on how to write an article. Keep up!
You made a life for words! An extremely informative article. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing this great information with others. After reading your post I will try to write a good article.
This article is very much informative. Thank you for sharing this with us.
It would definitely help the new members of ISC. I got a clear picture from this article.
The article contains everything an aspiring writer needs to know. To a great extent the queries regarding title selection, main body, selection of words are solved. It will help a lot of people in ISC to improve their language of the content they want to post & get approved.
Thanks Vandana mam
A good article is most vital and this is a knowledgeable resource contribution to ISC site for all the registered members.
The author of this article has strictly followed her own guide lines as an example to the members.
Good article writing style always attracts the readers.
Good article writing is a technique following some simple rules and knowledge in English literature and grammar.
Many people have knowledge, but they don't know how to write their knowledge as an article. You have given a very informative tips about article writing.
Vandana mam, thank you. Once again you showed be how to become a good writer. I used your articles about how to write articles to improve my article so it become suitable for others to read and generate some good articles as well.
You writeup is very informative. I would like to add some more tips
If we use the following words, articles can be more impressive:
However, On the other hand, on the contrary, but, - when you contradict any statement.And, similarly, further, furthermore,In addition.These words help the essay or an article writer to express his/her view point clearly.
Thank you Vandana,
You went in to imeense details to help us know the correct manner of presenting our resources. It shall not only help us write better but also improve the quality of content at ISC.
[Response deleted as copied content - Lead Editor Vandana]
Your article helped me a lot to write resources and all other things. Also I could understand how to use html. I became a member of this to learn something what I did not know. Really this article gave me lots of knowledge. If you have articles like this means regarding new things can you give the headlines to my maid id. Please this is my request as you wrote so many articles & finding new ones is quite difficult.
Thanks for giving tips to improve writing skill. I love to write for two reasons: a) It gives me satisfaction, b) Get to know new things everyday.
Personally I think if we are satisfied with our work and enjoy it then anybody can present a great piece of work. Another thing, if our work fulfill our requirement then we start caring about our work. Then we start committing less and lesser mistakes in our articles.
Lesser mistakes lead to no mistake. So don't stop writing just because of committing mistakes. Just start correcting your mistakes. Just start exploring yourself as much as you can. At last just dedicate yourself for your work.
Your tips to write good article could be very helpful for people who are new in ISC. Your instructions in the article deserve appreciation.
Your article is meant for the beginners. The help mentioned are of vital importance for them. They will go very far if they follow the tips contained in your article. Alas,but not farther. Because there is a limit to following tips. One cannot develop the skill of writing unless one has the hunger for it. Rest comes automatically.
This article really guides us to better writing. Now indeed I can say ISC is not only meant for knowledge sharing and money making but for getting yourself trained as well.
The above tips can be even used for college students for their essays and comprehensive writing skills to be improved.
Thanks a lot for posting this.
Thank you for the information. I will try to make it happen in my articles too.
Thanks dear to inform us about how to write an article. I will be careful next time.
This article writing information was very useful, especially the spell checking part. The level of detail provided is very nice and easy to understand.
Thank You mam. These article writing tips will be very useful for all the new users to ISC like me. It is very simple and easy to understand.
Have a nice day. The topic you have written on is a much needed topic. It is very informative. Please continue writing on such topics.
Dear madam, I have had got much help from your article on writing tips but the usage of HTML tags is still problematic in practice.
When I try to underline a keyword using the tag, I get the whole information following it underlined. I think this is a general problem with beginners. Also, there is a problem in inserting a tag into another tag such that the selected word inside the sentence is not affected by the external tag.
Try to help me, please.
I will definitely help you out. I, too, was a beginner at one time, without any knowledge of HTML tags!
I will include you in my Google Talk list so that I can give you proper guidance through chat.
It is really a good article for new joiners like me, Thanks for the post and i hope some more articles like this from you in future. Thanks once again.
You have shown your professional writing skills, such a wonderful article, I have seen, I like this and will share with others...
Thanks to share
Dear Vandana ,
This article has really shown path to me. That is why , I was
astonished as to why I was not able to secure good points for
Medal tally. More over I have to produce 10 good articles,
achieve Gold Medal and recieve a Prize in order to get enabled
for applying for Adsense Account.
I am sure, in a reasonable span of time, I am going to acieve it.
Thank you for putting up such a valuable article. It will be really helpful for all the ISC members. Continue the good job.
Thank you very much for your valuable suggestions. We expect similar entries from you in future too.
This article contains everything an aspiring writer need to know.The content helps many of us to prepare a good article. Its really innovative and informative. In my opinion every body should follow this fromat to write an article...
These tips are more useful to the user on ISC while posting the articles every point you have mentioned should be considered, thanx to share
This article is very much useful for writing purpose. You deal systematically how to write good articles & also remind how to use tips.
I think it will be helpful to many. I am also enriched by this article.
Its really innovative and informative. In my opinion everybody should follow this format to write an article.
Hello Madam, The article was really useful for new members like me, dealing with HTML tags and other aspects. Thank you for this post and we expect more from you.
A very well presented article Vandana. It covers all the aspects of writting a good article.
Madam, You have given very nice tips on the subject of article writing.
Thank you Madam for these valuable tips. These are really helpful to those who have keen interest in writing articles and posting them in India study channel and to earn points and cash credits.
Thank you Vandana. It makes me jealous of your presenting skills. In one way or other you have become an ICON of ISC. I appreciate the hard work put by you.
By reading your articles it makes many people to get fascinated and acquire your skills. Soon I will try to reach your level. I need your ideas and writings to continue as deep as the ocean.
You have explained nicely. For new user like me it is really helpful & not only me, but it will be useful to all the users.
Nice guidelines to write a proper Article. The way shown by you is applicable for all type of articles. Thanks for sharing good information.
Thank you for these writing tips specially for HTML tags and keywords
Thanks for the Suggestion on writing posts.
I understood alot from your Article.
Thank you for your valuable information. Article was really use as i am a beginner. If in any occasion you happen to read my posts please make me aware of my mistakes.
Thank you. Thank you very much. I was really confused with HTML tags. Article was very useful for me. I have one more doubt. Can we give tags and headings in same line?
@Dr.P.Ramachandran: it is the HTML tag which will make your words into a heading.
* Make sure you do not use more than 4 keywords in bold in the entire article as this becomes keyword spamming and Google does not allow this.
* Do not use many keywords in the title and summary box.
* Do not use multiple keywords in the title separated by a comma or the symbol |
Thanks a lot for the information about writing a good article. I just joined ISC a couple of days back, and read this article. I have already written a couple of articles.
Thank you for these tips of efficient article writing. I think that these tips must help me and other members to write good content with better presentation. It will help the people a lot who have no or little experience in writing articles or even blogs on various websites. Also, these tips are important for the persons who are working online like article writing jobs, blog writing jobs or other where efficient writing is important.
I have just joined today.Hence I felt it is necessary to read a basic article like this,giving fundamental guidelines for writing resources.It is better to know about the custom,system and tradition of a forum/site before submitting articles , to be in line with the system.
Hello Vanadana madam,
I'm thanking you for this valuable information.guidelines like this is helping us very much to improve our skills and article writing quality.We ensure you that we would surely try to practice your guidelines.
Be good you can do good.
You have given excellent tips.using this tips write a good article.'m thanking you for this valuable information
Nothing is Imposible
The ma'm for the valuable article.This is very usefull for new joining people like me.
Dear Vandana madam,
Thanks for sharing your tips on writing.If we are sincere, hard working and have a little perseverence then we will be able to write good articles.
ISC is indeed a knowledge sharing site.I am overwhelmed.
Dear madam I am Agree to you Article writing is an art as well as a science. For every article writer, it is a must to understand the norms of article writing. Article writing is done for various purposes: for newspapers, the web, magazines, etc. A writer needs to know how to write good articles depending on where the articles have to be published. Article writing tips that you studied in school are not really going to help you out here. Times have changed and so has the art of writing. Whether you are writing articles for a newspaper or a website, you don't need to restrict yourself to being formal.
The topics about how to write a good article is helpful for members to improve their writing skills.The topics that have been discussed here is very informative and can be used as reference for other members.
Keep update with new topics.
Ajai B Maliackal
@ Dhairyakant: Like you, I too did not know at first how to use HTML tags. It was at ISC that I learnt how to do so. Don't worry about it - you will learn soon.
Basically, the tag is put within these symbols: <>
So for a sub-heading you put h2 between those 2 symbols at the beginning of the sub-heading & /h2 between those 2 symbols at the end of the sub-heading.
Similarly, to put a word in bold you have to put the alphabet b between those 2 symbols at the beginning of a word and immediately at the end of the word put /b2.
The / symbol is very important as it closes the HTML tag. Otherwise, if you don't put it the entire text will appear in bold.
When you post in the resource section, what you can do is first save your article as a draft. Then, when you are sure you've got the HTML tags right you can submit it.
Respected Vandana madam;
Your presentation about writing an article is a very helpful thing for the new members. It gives a clear knowledge for writing in resource section. I have also lake of knowledge to write a good article as per the regulation of ISC. I think I have got some ideas (besides html tags)to write an article as the ISC want. So thank you for this great job.
Thanks Vandana, it was really a very good post for the users who want to write their responses or articles effectively..
Thank you for sharing such an useful article. Its really nice to see all the details on a single page.
Moreover, you have explained all the importance of each tip for writing an article such as selection of title, usage of paragraphs, headings, sub-headings, HTML tags, and grammar, etc.
I believe it would help us to improve our article writing and communicating skills.
@ Amit Kumar Saini:
1. These sections are closed to all members: English, Projects, Practice Test, Classifieds, Business Directory.
2. Universities can be posted only by the Webmasters.
3. For schools & colleges posting permission, you need to post your request in the Forum in the thread provided by the Webmasters.
4. You do have access to jobs and exam papers section & can post in these sections. Make sure that you do not give duplicate posts so use the Search tool before posting.
5. For HTML tags: you simply have to put the requisite symbols between <>. So you put b for bold, i for italics, u for underline and h2 for sub-heading. You must remember to close the tag with /. So for bold it will be /b, for italics it will be /i, /u for underline and /h2 for sub-heading. Each of these should be put again at the end of the word or sentence between <>.
@ Sukhdevji: Whatever the size of the image you save on your computer, when you put it as an attachment it automatically gets re-sized as per ISC's system. Instead of selecting small image tag, maybe you could use the first option & check if it appears as a larger image. The pixels also get re-sized.
This is a good article fro new members as well as the useful for all level members
I am deeply thankful to you as i am naive on this site and this resource proves to be really helpful.
Mam please help in getting as to how to display a table data in a resource?
@ Aastha Singh: ISC does not permit table format in a resource any more. It was allowed much earlier, when ISC was first launched. You will need to list in points or bullets form any comparisons between 2 or more things (such as mobile phones).
It is really a good article to get knowledge in various fields such as html tag using, image posting etc.
Thank you Vandhana for the article, I found it really useful. I have a doubt, hope you will clarify it. In some Telugu newspapers, every week we have a column in which articles written by very experienced journalists are being translated and published in paper. Those articles have a very deep analysis of national and international issues. Can I write articles by getting inspired with that one.?
And one more thing, I watch documentaries, some of the documentaries really informative. Can I write articles based on those documentaries?
@ Praveen Kumar: You can write about any topic & be inspired by anything which you come across, whether it is in printed matter or on TV or in a film. The important point is that you must not write the same views/text. You must express yourself in your own words & develop your own style of writing.
If you like watching documentaries, you should write reviews about them in an interesting manner. You can post these reviews in our resource section, entertainment category, reviews sub-category.
Thank you for the reply. Surely I will try to develop my style of writing.
Dear Vandana, The article that you posted is found to be very useful to those who want to write articles. The tips and techniques you have provided are more useful for improving the skill of writing. Such guidelines are welcomed.
Hi, Thanks for sharing these tips with us. Certainly now these tips will make our writing more effective and qualitative.
Hello Vandana madam,
Thank you for the article. This article I haven't seen earlier, today only Ms.Kalyani has suggested to go through this article in response to one of my threads. Also the attachment is very useful for me as I don't know the html tags.
Now I can refer your article to post some good articles in resource section as soon as I get permission from webmasters.
It is very appreciative that how nicely and clearly you have narrated the whole issue of various tips used in writing a very good article. This will obviously help out the new members for writing a very good post as well it will help out others who are interested in writing articles in any newspaper or magazine.
By reading this article one can also improve his knowledge of English and composition also. This is a really very useful article for the students of any age for their examination time and also for development of good English skills too. Thank you for an amazing article, it is really very informative.
This is a very resourceful article. I'll be sure to bookmark it and use it for future reference.
I would like to express my thanks to you, for redirecting me this way. Your tips are really useful to all of us, mainly if one is new to article writing for the sites like ISC. Your tips and suggestions can really shower some positive light over them.
I myself am new here and have no such experience in article writing for public. Your way of describing every aspect was really appreciable in the above article. You have used examples to clear your points to us, and that really helped me a lot.
Before trying to write one by myself, I got so much golden tips.
Members can also read this resource which I posted later: Common mistakes to avoid when submitting an article
Hi all, really ma'm this is very useful article for all. In this article you specify every aspect's solution. Thanks you very much for this.
It's a really very good article and you have put a lot effort to write it. Really it requires patience and hard work. If some one takes above mentioned points then the article will be really useful to them.
The article is exhaustive, informative, simple and well written. It will surely function as a guide to all those who want to write good and readable articles. Thank you.
Article writing is a skill. It is very important for attracting readers to our articles so these article writing tips are very useful for writers.
Thanks Vandana for such a nice guidance on how to write an article.
I have learnt so many tips from you by reading your articles and forum posts. So thanks for giving tips to improve writing skill. I love to write for two reasons: a) It gives me satisfaction, b) Get to know new things everyday.
Personally I think if we are satisfied with our work and enjoy it then anybody can present a great piece of work. Another thing, if our work fulfill our requirement then we start caring about our work. Then we start committing less and lesser mistakes in our articles.
Lesser mistakes lead to no mistake. So don't stop writing just because of committing mistakes. Just start correcting your mistakes. Just start exploring yourself as much as you can. At last just dedicate yourself for your work.
Once again thanks Vandana.
Dear Vandana, I feel no shame in confessing that I myself am one of those who are prone to committing petty grammatical errors or in the other cases end-up in writing a rather monotonous text. But spaeking heart-to-heart, elucidations like the one given by you restrengthen the dying spirit, of not only me but of the many who get demoralized in their quest for perfection. By not only re-inputting us with with the nuances of a good writing, the petty things that aid to grabbing the attention of the reader, your article truly helps a lot.
Yes. It's amazing and wonderful tips for create good articles. Thank you.
This is one of the best article tips that I have read. These tips are very useful and the articles written using the points mentioned above will definitely help in improving the article quality.
I am very new to IndiaStudyChannel.com and was very confused about how to write articles and form titles which is appropriate and apt to my article. Your article has helped me a lot, thank you so much.
It is a quality resource. I am a new member of I.S.C. & I think it is a very informative resource for all new member of I.S.C.
Thanks for such type of important knowledge.
I want to write good articles but problem with me is that my English is not good enough. I don't have command on any language. I have gone through a few websites on the same topic. Can anyone suggest any good book on this?
I suggest you be active in our forum. We allow members to discuss their views on a topic without bothering too much about the perfection of the language. Many ISC members have picked up good English skills from here only. The sentences you have used in your response are a reflection of the fact that your English is not bad at all. So don't hesitate to be active at our site. Once you are a little more confident, you can start writing articles too. You can use the spelling/grammar tool in a Word doc on your computer to rectify mistakes in your text.
I have also posted 2 articles on how to improve your English during my early days at ISC. Maybe you will find them helpful.
This is a very good resource that one can never ignore if you want to succeed online. I will personally introduce my friends to this site because of this article. It is very clear and understandable.
Thanks for writing this article. It is going to be very much useful for me. I needed such instructions badly as I am a new member at ISC.
Vandana ma'm, when I joined IndiaStudyChannel I did not know how to write an article. Now by reading your article I got a full clear idea on writing a good article.
This is a very good article on writing and improving our skills of writing an article. There are many people who do not no how to write a good and inspiring article and it will prove like sunlight to remove darkness from the path of our writing.
I am very glad to read it and I have gained a lot of tips to write a good article. I will follow these tips in my life and try to write a good article. I will also tell about these tips to other persons so that may also develop there qualities of writing.
I read it and find it very interesting. It throws light on how we can write a good article. By reading it I have got many ideas. But one thing that I have seen in it is that there is something talk about HTML tags. I don't know what are HTML tags?
HTML tags are a combination of alphabets and symbols put to highlight some part of the text, such as a single word or a sub-heading of a paragraph, or to give a related link to another page in ISC. For articles, words put in bold letters are not allowed but you should definitely use tags to put a sub-heading in larger blue lettering. This gives it a better look and creates interest in the article as it gives an indication of what information will come up in the paragraph following the sub-heading.
Please refer to this Help Topic: HTML usage.
As you can see, to give a direct link to the help topic I have used HTML tags.
I am new to ISC. This article really helps for a new user and I got many ideas about how to write an article. Thank you so much.
Earlier I had read this article, but again I have gone through this, just because I had to clear some of my doubts. It helped me. So I consider Vandana, your article on this topic is wonderful and a ready reference. Thank you.
Nice article. I had problems in writing the article before and not now. Thanks.
Thank you Vandana madam for sharing wonderful tips in terms of article writing. This article is nothing but a bunch of useful experiences of yours. We will try to implement the same for our next articles. Also this will be a ready reckoning guide for new members. Keep sharing such wonderful things. Use of html is most important part of any article on web and you explained it very well.
Thank you vandana madam for giving the article writing tips. It definitely helps the new members to write articles without any mistakes. Your article contains many valuable information. Keep up the good work. We expect this type of article in ISC.
Hi Vandana, I am new member of this site.It was so helpful for me to write articles in a correct format. The article was so clear to understand for new beginners. I am looking forward to you for different articles. As a beginner this type of articles will boost up our knowledge and we will learn new things. Keep it up Vandana.
This article in itself is a complete guide to writing reader friendly and Search Engine friendly articles. The directives in this article could be and should be followed to produce valuable content and recognition.
Thanks Vandana for giving a useful guide. This is one of the articles which everyone should read.
Hi Vandana, your article is really good & useful. My earlier article was rejected due to some poor quality. But I was never disappointed for that. Your article makes it clear & how we should make our article so good. Thank you.
I have a doubt about linking other resources in our website. Could you please clarify this?
You are allowed to inter-link your articles. That is, in one article you can give a link within the text to another article. You can also give relevant links to other posts. For example, if you are submitting an article on admissions to a school, you can give a link to the ISC page where the school has been posted.
Very good killer tips, thanks for sharing.
Thank you Vandana. Could you give me an example how to link an article with my article using HTML tags?
Thank you Vandana.
Really useful points to learn as well as earn.
Also I'm very happy about Indiastudychannel.com because the response from each and every member is awesome.
Your rapport will help me to develop my skills in blog writing & article writing.
The way to approach all members is entirely different & so easy compared to other websites.
Also the quick response from editors/experts/members are so good.
Thanks a lot for telling proper way of writing a good article. It will be helpful.
I am very happy to read your article regarding how to write a article in a professional manner with a simple and easy language.This will help me to develop a writer in me.Each and every person in the world have some good and bad experience,knowledge,integrity and writing habit,but what happens they cant write that thing in a proper or effective manner.sometimes there content is absolutely good but because of the writing ability they cant share there feeling,emotions and their opinion,but i think this problem is solved and people like me maintain the passion for writing with an effective manner.It will also help in life to write anything in simple and easy way so that the article is easy to understand everyone.
Thank you once again and publish such good content in future.
Thank you very much for your guidelines on how to write a good article. It is very useful and very easy to understand.My earlier article is pending because of using wrong HTML tag. So it is very much beneficial for me. Your article makes me aware of how to use HTML tag and it also gives me a clear idea about the charming paragraph writing. I learned really a lot of things from your article. Thanks once again for your article.
Really this is a nice post on how to write an arice. It is most helpful to new members like me and please provide more posts like this in future. You are doing a good job for the new members, & your articles are in a well-organised manner.
Really its a nice article on how to write a good article. It will be helpful for new members in article section. Thanks a lot.
A good article attracts more visitors towards your website and this article provides useful tips.
"How to write an article?" This question is quite common among new comers in Indiastudychannel. Your article is wonderful to give apt solution for the above question. Hope you will post more useful resources.
I would like to know more about Spellings and Grammar. I have written seven articles with no spellings and grammar errors but my articles were rejected.
Can you please add more updates for the same?
Thanks for sharing.
To improve spellings it is a good idea to keep a dictionary at your side or use an online one. As for grammar, you can buy a basic English grammar book. There are also plenty of sites online where you can do some self-learning. Check out via Google which are the best ones & select those which are easy to understand.
I would also suggest that you utilize our Improve English category in the forum. You can write a small paragraph, let's say on your favourite hobby, and submit it in that category. Request members to correct the English grammar/spellings with an explanation of why specifically some part is wrong. You can even do this regularly if you so wish, submitting small paragraphs & requesting fellow-ISCians to help out in improving your English.
Thanks a ton for response. I regularly type from MS word and there are no grammar and spelling error. I was confused about quality of an article. I am checking some of your guides to improve my writing style.
Thanks for your tips. I think you have given everything that can be followed while writing an article.
The things you have given were clear and even layman can understand your language.
Thanks again for helping everyone through this article.
Thanks for contributing. It helped me understand the issues.
Good article writing tips for a beginner like me.
This is a nice piece of information /tips to get knowledge from it. But I have my own words to say about writing.
Writing is an art and it should show your emotions on it. Instead of writing straight, one must try to talk to the readers. The readers should feel as if the writer is just in front of him/her talking. Try to leave the strong impression so that even after reading your article or blog, the reader must remember you. Above all write something which should touch the heart of a reader for a long, long time to come.
Thank you mam. Its our pleasure that we came to know about such good tips on writing articles from you. Its very inspiring and a helpful stuff. Please go on communicating with us and let us know some more good things to learn. Really you did a very good job. Keep on helping us.
I Hope with the help of this amazing article my desire to write an article of my own will be fulfilled.
Thanks you are crisp in your article.
Thanks for sharing this bunch of tips on how to write a good article. It will help me in improving my writing. We often miss out spelling and grammar while we are about share much of information through our article. Keeping these all tips in mind, one can become a professional writer. It is important to share different kinds of information through your article but one can not neglect these points too.
Hi Vandana Mam, It's really a great article to read. It really ignites the passion of my writing. I thought writing is an easy task. But this article made me to understand it is not. Waiting for more articles from you.
I would like to thanks to you for this great article. The is very important to learn how to write articles in a proper manner before starting to write on ISC article section, this will help to improve the writing skill as well as it will reduce the chances of rejection of the article posted on ISC.
It's really great post for the new members of ISC they must have to learn all the above things to achieve the good position, points and earn good money by writing good articles.
I really like your article, it is very much helpful for me.
Nice topic, specially for newcomers in this group. It has helped me a lot in guiding me while writing articles.
So, thanks a lot for such contribution.
A very informative article, especially for new members like me. It will definitely help me in improving my writing skills.
Very informative article for new as well as old members. The article should have the title with few words. You also stated about using the correct punctuation and also about how to use the keywords. It will help me to improve my writing skills. Thanks for such information. Keep writing.
Very nice and descriptive article. I hadn't written any article till now. But, after reading this resource on article I learned a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing this resource. Keep posting such good articles on helpful topics.
Nice article, dear. Hope, you'll write such article more in future.
Thanks a lot mam for your suggestions. As I am preparing for UPSC, your points are a boon for me.
Thank you so much for your valuable information Vandana. It has cleared my doubts.
Hello Vandana Mam,
You know that I am a newcomer in ISC family and really want to contribute some valuable articles in future. I won't to say that I am a good writer but under the guidance of mentors and experienced seniors like you for the first time I am happy to pen down something on internet. Even if I commit a mistake here, I feel like someone is observing me or my words behind the curtains, not to point out my silly mistakes but to explore myself or give birth to a good writer in me in the same way our parents does to rectify our mistakes and brings out the best in us.
This article is not merely an article but for an intern like me. It's a complete guide to write in a systematic way.
Thanks for providing this information. This will help more for us and also for new members. I read all the details that you provide in above article. After reading these details, I think that it is so simple to publish an Article in ISC.
Guide us time to time and again thanks for this good article.
When I submit My article, some time it is rejected due to poor quality of English. What is the meaning of 'Poor English'. Is it not correct grammatically.
Yes Seema. Poor English means far too many grammar mistakes. There may be other errors too, such as wrong capitalization, incorrect placement of punctuation, etc. It is advisable that those whose English is not too good to make use of a some free online grammar tool. Note that a grammar checker site may correct only the grammar and not necessarily point out the correct sentence case.
Wow! What a great job. Really this is very helpful article. This article is really helpful for new-comers in ISC. As far as my point of view, this article is an eye-opener for me. It surely guide me on the right path while working in ISC. I would like to give heartiest thanks to the author of this article.
This post you put about good article writing is very helpful, as apart from posting in ISC this is really the basic tips of article writing. This is helpfull for a new ISC user like me, and this will be useful for old members too. Those who are googling about good article writing can find your post very helpful. You have given proper directions for those who are weak in a particular skill.
Best article for those who have recently started wrtting and also for those who are already writers. One should follow this article to create quality content as it is the important part of any article.
This article in a very precise and lucid manner focuses on the major aspects of writing skill.Even people with good command over a particular language face problems and rejection while writing an article.The reason is some common small mistakes,if rectified can make a huge positive difference.I appreciate that these mistakes are not only pointed out but also proper solutions are provided.And nodoubt these suggestions are going to help a lot.Though the entire piece provides a lot of information but I specially appreciate point 2.It is very important to specify the content inorder to prevent a messy writing
I have read this article today and found it truly precise and succinct. Writing is an art of inter weaving of words like that of a Baya weaver bird. I recommend to all contributors particularly the newly joined one to read it and follow it.
You have given valuable information, it is very useful for each and everyone who wants to improve their writing and communicating skills. Specially, for people like me who have joined recently and don't know anything regarding writing proper article in ISC. Some articles like this have reduced our strain and made us easy to understand what to do and what not to do.
I really appreciate the tips that you have given to write an article and this will also help the new members of ISC . Thanks.
Thanks ma'am for writing such a descriptive article. The information given by you especially related to grammar concerns and writing format fundamentals will be really helpful for young people like me who are aspiring to become an author. The introductory part of the article was really nice. Thanks again!
I have got 5 out of my 5 articles approved . I am really happy about that. I read this article everytime before writing any of my articles. It always gives me an idea about how to write a good article.
I believe those who are willing to write articles on new subjects, should not start writing straightaway. Take some time, study about that subject properly and then write with good details.
Thanks for your valuable inputs.
Vandana , you have posted a nice article for the new comers to write a good quality article by taking care of grammar , punctuation . sentence formation etc.
Your way of writing is understable to everyone .
Thanks for letting everyone know how to write good articles in this site. Initially, even I had problem in writing articles. Many times, they were rejected. Now, with good knowledge about keywords and html tags, I am able to post effective article which are worth for this site. Also, the traffic depends on the topic which you choose for your article. With appropriate knowledge about the SEO, you can find out the trending events happening through out the world. Accordingly, you can choose a topic upon which you want to write.
Thanks for such a nice article which details tips to write a good article. The article has been very well presented and covers all aspects of writing a good article. Thanks for all.
The author's work definitely needs appreciation. Now, one more member is added to the list of members appreciating this author. I wish I read this article when I became a member of India Study Channel. I submitted 6 articles till now and three of them are moved to 'Pending' state by editors as I didn't follow some of the tips mentioned above by the author. Now that I know these tips, I will try to submit articles which can be directly moved to 'Approved' state after submission.
Thanks for such nice tips on how to write articles. I am a new member of ISC and want to become a content writer. This article is very useful for me and I really appreciate the author. I will follow these useful tips whenever I write a article.
Article Writing is all about the content. The content of an article should be the primary focus for every writer and thus proper focus should be given on the quality of the article. The structure of your content, the intention of your article, a call to action, proper and attractive headline, enticing first few lines, using different highlights like bullet points and bold sentences, etc are all important determinants for an article to be considered of good quality.
The above mentioned tips are carefully structured and will of great help to upcoming and emerging writers.
This is a very very comprehensive and precise way of telling how to write a good article. In fact if an article is brought out in well structured language and it is rich in its intended contents then it becomes a good article and functions as a bench mark for other writers. From this perspective I think this article has all those qualities.
Thanks and I hope it will immensely help all the beginners in the writing arena.
Nice article. Very well explained the intricacies of writing. All the persons who are joining ISC should go through it as it is giving good guidelines to new writers.
Thank you ma'am, for such a good article. It is so helpful for me to write articles for online site.
How to write good articles is always a million dollar question arises in every mind of the member of this great site whether he is experienced old member or even fresh new member. The author did gave elaborate tips and ideas as to how to create a good arresting article to bring instant readers to the same. Normally people like to discuss burning issues which are bothering them much. Articles on such issues would be more welcome. For example during demonetization period there were whole lots of activities going on, and alert members who go through the ordeals have created some best articles for the benefits of net users. Likewise the after effects of demonetization and now remonetization aspects can be brought in to the benefit of net users. Therefore what I mean to say that every regular members must be alert enough and create such articles which are general in nature and yet most connecting to the net users, so that it would benefit for the mankind.
These tips can be adopted by all who are interested in article writing. Every one must have be able to provide a clear-cut massage for the points about the topic which is being discussed about. To write a good article is an impressive art by any individual who has special command over the particular topic.
This article deserves to be bookmarked and visited every now and then to keep core writing tips intact in our minds.
You have excellently explained exactly what is to be considered while writing anything. Thank you so much.
"Article writing is an art". Everyone has their own style but what interests the readers makes the style successful. This article is not just considered to be tips but guidelines to write an article because it highlights what could interest the reader and what mistakes will make the reader to lose interest. Thank you Vandana for being a guide.
A very good article for beginners in the writing field. There are many things which are explained in clear ways and useful tips are also there.
I have gathered some good tips from this and I hope that I will be trying them in my attempt to article writing.
It is a very useful article on how to write articles. I needed this guidance and I was planning to ask the members. But when I checked, I already found it here. Thank you Vandana Ma'am for this. Very briefly explained by you.
Now, I can start my way.
The first step of becoming good at writing an article or any piece is consistency. If you write constantly for a week and leave it there for a month or two, you cannot become a good writer & not even a bad one. You need to challenge your potential with every piece of yours and write one or two every week. It will take lot of your time, but it is worth giving. I always wanted to write but did not write anything. We always say quantity does not matter, and need quality. But for newbies like me, quantity does matter. Never stop writing as your ideas are worth sharing - keep that in your mind. After writing something, leave that in there and concentrate on your next piece, let it age a little bit. We know there will be room for more embellishments in your article. Do not waste more time on one article.
Thank you Vandana for this informative yet concise article .
I would like to compare writing with drinking water daily. It is because drinking water daily helps us to flush out the body wastes as well as it gives glowing skin similarly when we write continuously it help us to improve our language and reduce our grammatical errors . Writing is considered as the best way to express our feelings to others as how authors and poets express their feelings.
You have given wonderful tips for writing article that too step by step . I personally read articles which have a good title so as you have mentioned ma"am deciding the title is the most important step that one has to take first. Then adding images , may be some people may not understand the writings but by seeing or viewing the images they are able to get the correct meaning of the writings.
This is one of the most popular areas where netizens/bloggers search on the internet and you have given them a wonderful idea. Every day there are many users who look for guidance on writing good articles online. No matter how old it is, the basic idea of article writing is outlined here and I can refer any person to this article if they ask me about this query.
This is a good article on how to begin writing for a beginner like me. The links given in the article are very pertinent and are an immediate response to the questions that form in the mind just after reading a certain point. Very apt and helpful. Thanks!
That was really very informative and nicely articulated. I am really very inspired by this but I need to give my Comdek 2018 exam. Can you please guide me so that I can give my best and implement in my exam
Very good article for the new members. Thanks for sharing detailed script about quality writing, using of HTML, images in our post or article etc. Though the article is updated in 2013, it can be referred to at any stage for a writer or who aspire to pen good articles.
Two points may be added to the above:
-using appropriate words and phrases as it can change the whole meaning of what we want to convey.
-Avoid using jargons as many may not understand though it is accepted for a novel or professional writing.
Where can we download the free grammerly tool, it is not mentioned here. I have seen a paid grammerly tool only. Suggest.
You have to download the Grammarly tool from the Google Chrome store through the Chrome browser: https://support.grammarly.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000091552-Install-the-Grammarly-browser-extension. You don't need to sign up for the Premium version (the paid one) at all. Once you download the free version, automatically you will see the red lines appearing in a text to indicate spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, and even spacing issues. You can also copy-paste the text (whether a short forum topic or a long article) in your Grammarly account. This you can do through 'New' when you go to 'My Grammarly Account' after you sign in to the account with your password.
However, an important point to note is that the Grammarly tool does not "think", that is, it does not analyze the contextual aspect. It may give you word options or point out errors that are incorrect. So what you need to do is to see whether the word or correction is appropriate for the context of the sentence. For example, you may put 'I the work'. Now Grammarly may not necessarily show this as an error, but actually what you wanted to write was 'If the work'.
Also, when working here at ISC, please set the tool to UK English. To do this, follow these steps-
1. Sign in to your Grammarly account.
2. Under the 'My Account' page, got to 'Customize'.
3. Under 'Language Preference' select 'British English' from the drop-down options that appear under 'I write in'.
A very good article has been written by the author. The advice you have given for writing will be very helpful for all. A good writer takes note of many things and then give time and write answers in detail in an entertaining and informative manner. Whatever the story or article you are writing, if the topics are decided in advance, then we will never move away from our main topic. Remember that if the language style of your writing is not good then nothing is good. Using the right words gives rise to a breathtaking language style that keeps the reader tied to your topic.