Writer’s Bag 102: Work Cited

Whether you are writing an article for a magazine, newspaper, your teacher or for any other purpose, you need to use some techniques to your advantage to deliver a well attuned, comprehensive article with complete information. You have to choose few words which say more.

Before starting the article you must have complete information about the topic. You should know what you are writing about. All your doubts, contradictions or queries must be eliminated before you sit up for writing a good informative article. You must determine your topic and then brainstorm for all the possible ideas. Compile all the possible sources of information which you can refer to while writing down an article. You can consult different books, papers, magazines, documents, speeches, encyclopaedias etc. Since the article has to give complete information, you must stress more and more on information instead of opinions and comments about the thing which you are discussing. While you are writing the article, you must assume the reader is totally a new person to the thing you are talking about. Therefore you should start systematically by explaining what that thing or concept actually is about and then proceeds gradually. You must write in a way that your reader should not have to turn to other sources for information. Be sure you are providing all the valid and important information.

Another important technique for writing a compatible article is synchronization. The information that you are providing should be related and linked together. The article should not look like some disjointed paragraphs assembled together. All the information, facts and figures must be presented in a way that they look compatible and in harmony which your whole article.

Furthermore, you must also consider the word limit. You have to limit your information to the given word limit. However, you must be able enough to provide all the important and necessary information within that limit. Also the information provided should not be less than accurate. It must be authentic and supported with references.

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