Basic article outline/structure

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  1. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 4 years ago

    I found this, and edited it to work for HubPages. It might be helpful... or it may not smile And of course, you can add your images, polls, call-outs, etc.

    Article Structure and Content

    ⦁    Choose your topic.

    ⦁    What's your unique angle?

    TITLE

    ⦁    Attention grabber 1
    ⦁    Search engine friendly
    ⦁    Must be on topic.

    INTRODUCTION (no subtitle)

    ⦁    Attention grabber 2
    ⦁    What is the article about?
    ⦁    Why does the subject need addressing?
    ⦁    What will the reader discover?

    Subtitle 1
    ⦁    What is this section about?
    ⦁    Why does it matter?
    ⦁    Research or Examples
    ⦁    Takeaways

    Subtitle 2
    ⦁    What is this section about?
    ⦁    Why does it matter?
    ⦁    Research or Examples
    ⦁    Takeaways

    Subtitle 3
    ⦁    What is this section about?
    ⦁    Why does it matter?
    ⦁    Research or Examples
    ⦁    Takeaways

    CONCLUSION (use an appropriate subtitle)

    Round-up all the above in a single paragraph.
    What's the takeaway from the entirety?

    REFERENCES (if appropriate).

    1. Pat Davis profile image61
      Pat Davisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Raggededge, I have copied the post.
      Pat.

    2. viryabo profile image94
      viryaboposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for this.

  2. FoodforThoughtPH profile image84
    FoodforThoughtPHposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this.

  3. NateB11 profile image88
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    Good outline. I kind of naturally do this but maybe because I've been doing it awhile. I always introduce the topic and offer the takeaway at the end. The parts in the middle are interesting to see them dissected the way they are.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I stole it, but changed it up for HP. I also do this without thinking about it too much, but new writers often have trouble with structure and veering wildly off-topic.

      "Even if it helps just one newbie find their way...." big_smile

      1. NateB11 profile image88
        NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I was thinking this would be great for beginners. Gives them a structure to follow, makes it easier.

  4. Sherry H profile image89
    Sherry Hposted 4 years ago

    It is helpful. Thanks for sharing it @theraggededge

  5. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 4 years ago

    This is what I do naturally now, just as Nate and you. But this is a good write up and you should bookmark this post so you can use it for all the newbies you help out, I'm sure more than a few would appreciate it.

  6. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 4 years ago

    In principle, you could ad the famous magic formula for writing an article at the very beginning:

    1. Say what you're gonna say.
    2. Say it.
    3. Say what you said.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Way too subtle big_smile

    2. NateB11 profile image88
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking of the one I generally use that I learned in school a long time ago: 1) Introduction, 2) Body 3) Conclusion. Which is the same thing, put in different words: Intro you talk about what you're going to talk about, in the body you talk about it - generally using three examples - and then at the end you talk about what you talked about. This is all standard essay structure. Or in college, I guess, the structure of a term paper. Also, how you answer essay questions on an exam. Only just dawned on me how my education has come in handy. Tee hee.

 
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