Article Writing In English Examination

 

Article writing is a very important topic of writing section in English exam paper. You can be asked to write an article on a given topic within a particular word limit. This topic is included in examination to test your writing skills.

As there are many other questions also in exam paper. Therefore, students can’t devote much time on only one question. As a result, many of them are facing issues to write an article within few minutes. Even If they write a long article, they are not able to score well in it.

Here, you will get to know how to write an article in 15-20 min. Also some tips and techniques to get higher score in article writing.

What is an article?

An article is a group of paragraphs which revolves around a particular topic. There are different types of articles published in newspapers, magazines, books, journals, etc.

What is the format of article writing?

The format plays a vital role in writing an article. Your format should always be in a correct sequence and order. Format carries marks, if you are writing in your exam, you should be careful about it.

Title

                          -Writer’s name

    Body

-paragraph 1

– paragraph 2

– paragraph 3

 

The format of an article includes:-

  1. TITLE- Your title should be eye-catching and interesting. If the title is given in your question, you can directly pen down it. Otherwise you can put your own words, on the basis of topic given in the title.

 

  1. By line- By line contains the author’s name.

 

  1. BodyThe body of an article includes a group of paragraphs around a particular topic.

 

 

How to write the body of an article?

 

The body of an article is divided into a set of paragraphs.

 

  • Paragraph 1 – In the beginning of the article, introduce your topic. The first paragraph comprises the introduction of the topic or the current scenario of that situation.

Ex- Technology is one of the greatest inventions of humankind. It is so powerful that it shapes our thinking and our way of life within no time. It is ever-evolving.  Technology is a tool invented and sharpened by humans to make their life easier. Those who know the correct application of technology, be it any sphere of activity, have managed to make lives easier for themselves and, to some extent, also for others.

 

  • Paragraph 2- The following paragraph includes the advantages/ benefits/causes of the relevant topic. Here, you can pen down various points given above in a sequence.

 

Ex- Technology has proven to be helpful in various fields, whether it be education or infrastructure. Online classes help children learn things while sitting at their homes comfortably during a curfew or some illness………..

 

 

  • Paragraph 3– In the next paragraph, you can include disadvantages/ consequences/ impacts/ solution.

 

Ex- But other than good aspects, technology has some harmful effects on children as well. From the surveys done every year, it is seen that the increase in usage of devices has caused many health problems in children like hypertension, migraine, etc……………

 

How to end an article?

Conclusion- There is no limit of paragraphs in your article. But one should end the article at conclusion. In conclusion, you can summarize your article in few words.

Ex- It is seen that technology has its pros as well as cons. It only depends on how people use it in their lives. If used judiciously, it’s a boon or else a bane.

 

Example of article writing

 

Technology: Boon or Bane

 

Technology is one of the greatest inventions of humankind. It is so powerful that it shapes our thinking and our way of life within no time. It is ever-evolving.  Technology is a tool invented and sharpened by humans to make their life easier. Those who know the correct application of technology, be it any sphere of activity, have managed to make lives easier for themselves and, to some extent, also for others.

Technology has proven to be helpful in various fields, whether it be education or infrastructure. Online classes help children learn things while sitting at their homes comfortably during a curfew or some illness. Educational games help to create competitive skills within them, which allows them in the real world.

Online shopping has made it easier for people to buy products that are not available in their nearby shops or are too expensive. Technology also helps us connect with our long-lost friends via multiple apps like skype, WhatsApp, etc.

But other than good aspects, technology has some harmful effects on children as well. From the surveys done every year, it is seen that the increase in usage of devices has caused many health problems in children like hypertension, migraine, etc. The use of these also leads to body damage, both physically and mentally. Technology has separated children from their parents. Due to this, children hardly talk to their parents and are busy chatting with their friends. Children are seen using abusive and slang language, which can cause damage to their thinking.

It is seen that technology has its pros as well as cons. It only depends on how people use it in their lives. If used judiciously, it’s a boon or else a bane.

Tips and techniques to write an article quickly

Students find it difficult to write an article in examination because of limited time limit. Here are some ways to write an article in few minutes:-

  1. Read the question carefully– Read the given topic with patience. Most probably title and author’s name is already given in the question. If it is not given then frame the title relevant to the topic.

 

  1. Make an outline- Frame an outline in your mind. Divide your article into different paragraphs as shown above. It will hardly take 1-2 min.

 

  1. Your article should be in a sequence– Don’t mix up the points into several paragraphs. For suppose, you are writing advantages in 2nd paragraph and disadvantages in 3rd paragraph, then your points should be in that sequence only. Your article should be structured.

 

  1. Good vocabulary– Use good vocabulary in your article. It will enhance the impression of your article and will increase the chances of scoring higher grades in it.

What is the difference between article writing and report writing?

Article writing is a set of paragraphs which revolves around a singular topic. It includes author’s own suggestions, thoughts and one can also include statistical data. On the other hand, report writing is based on describing real events or facts. In a report, one has to enter only factual database.

Article writing can comprise of any general topic relevant to any aspect of our life but report writing includes only those events or incidents which have already happened or are going to be executed.

 

What is the difference between article writing and essay writing?

Article writing is done to get publish in magazines, newspapers, journals, etc. And it is now also included in student’s syllabus to make them learn to write an article. On the other hand essay writing is only done to discuss a topic in a descriptive format. It is only included in academics, not published anywhere.

Article writing is objective. It may also include graphs, images, charts, etc. whereas essay writing is subjective. It only includes written matter.

 

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