20 Steps to write a good article

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1. In order to write a good article, first choose your topic and decide its boundaries. (The topic must be narrowed as much as possible, and the scope of it must be outlined clearly.)

2. Make a serious and detailed research on the topic. (Be sure that you have not missed any important issue written about the topic.)

3. Read treatises, articles and books about the topic until you are sure that you have comprehended the topic with every aspect. (Your comprehension of your readings determines the quality of your article as much as the quantity and quality of your readings do.)

4. If your topic is still too broad, revise your topic according to your readings and narrow it as much as possible. (Not limiting the topic means that you will write a heavy speech and a common composition.)

5. Make your plan! (Writing what pops into mind without any plan is useless. Plan is your road map.)

6. Classify the knowledge that you read and collect according to the plan.

7. Leave out all irrelevant information!

8. Start to write your article according to your plan. (Do not wait to be inspired. You will be inspired as soon as you begin to write.)

9. Write your article in a clear, understandable and plain language. (Using a pompous language, using obscure words and making long sentences are not the features of a good article.)

10. People of all ages must be able to understand your claims, aim and sentences easily.

11. It should be clear what you mean with the term, concepts and words you use in the article. (While writing an article, keep an ordinary and a terminology dictionary with you at all times. The utmost danger an article faces is to use terms and concepts wrongly. Make sure that you don’t overuse terminology that could distract readers either. Terms are the fruits, frames, keys and summary of knowledge. Use them sparingly.)

12. In the introduction part, write clearly the basic aim of the article and the conclusion you want to reach.

13. Make the first sentences of each paragraph the main ideas of them.

14. Be careful that your article does not have spelling mistakes. Print out after you finish, and have a quick but careful check to find any errors.

15. A good article is sufficiently long enough. Cross out any irrelevant words or even sentences. It is a good article if it is saved from unnecessary words, sentences, paragraphs or information.

16. Quote the sentences and information that do not belong to you referring to them either by footnotes or parenthesis. (The more an article includes references the more qualified it is. Value and eminence of an article lies in the knowledge and scholars it refers to.)

17. Make a special study of conclusion part of the article. (The conclusion is not the summary of article. It is a part that opens a door, makes an evaluation, and shows your contribution to the world of ideas, or academia.)

18. As a good introduction of an article shows your knowledge, the conclusion of a good article shows your penetration to the future, in other words your horizon.

19. A good article does not make repetitions of previous ones, instead it is a scientific text that provides openings, stimulates and contributes.

20. After completing your article, send it to at least three, if possible five, people on whose knowledge and perspective you rely. Request them to criticize your article. Then edit your article according to their critics, and after reading again and again till you are sure, send it to relevant places to be published.

(While sending your article to be published, do not forget to pray to Allah in order that He gives effectiveness to the article; because there should be sincerity in an article as much as the seriousness.)

43 thoughts on “20 Steps to write a good article

  1. i admire the good steps you have given out. that really helps me out a lot. i will be writing an article for english about water. and for sure, i will be using these steps!

  2. I enjoyed going to your webiste. I leave comments rarely, but
    you definately deserve a thumbs up!

  3. Thank you Munir Salih for this informative article. Keep up the good work!

  4. Your 20 steps should everyone be follow because it is helpful for article writing

  5. I admire the good steps you have given out.
    Thank you.

  6. 20 Steps to Write Amazing Articles. Thank you for this post

  7. I always find that I have brilliant ideas for blog posts just as I fall asleep. Now I have a pen and paper by the bed, to jot them down. I have had some great ideas, and thought “oh well, it is so good I will remember it in the morning” and by morning they are well gone, never to return.

    I write any ideas I have in the drafts page on my blog, so that when I have some writing time, I also have some topics ready and waiting. By having a collection together, it is easier to spend an afternoon writing up enough posts to last a week, and much more efficient than doing one each day.

  8. We all know that writing an article is not that easy. Through this article people can learn many things. When writing an article It should be clear of what you mean with the term, concepts and words you use in the article. Glad to read this.

  9. I am delighted to be part of the individual that have the opportunity to read this piece of information. But I think in chosen a topic and making it to be on point is a bit tasking, what is the best approach to adapt if I may ask? In writing good heading for a good article, one need to go back to the situation that prompted the article as in straight and direct word or phrase. I think the explanation on the introduction and summary in this writing up will surely improve my writing. Thank you for the good work.

  10. This tips are very helpful. They helped broaden my thoughts of how to go about an article. I never knew that the conclusion was not the summary. Insha Allah I’ll go a long way because of this tips. Thanks

  11. must it only be Allah we must pray too…what of Jesus…plss don’t try to me sentimental…You have given me a striking point on how my article could be nice.

  12. thanx for those inspirational tips.I was finding it difficult to write an article before i read your tips.am gonna keep practising on them.thanx a lot.

  13. this article helped me to write a article xD tho this is kinda directed to the people who publish article,im searching for something that would help me do my English homework

  14. Excellent write up and well arranged with a lot of tips for writing a good engaging article.

  15. I got help from that. It is a good guidence to initial level learners like me. It clarified effective writing of an article.

  16. Think about your strengths and weaknesses, and then choose one or two positive
    aspects of your personality to demonstrate to the college committee.
    This can be of immense help, as most with the times students find
    very much trouble in selecting a correct essay subject. Write the conclusion in one final paragraph
    to wrap up the essay and leave the audience with a parting thought.

  17. Thanks for such a nice, wonderful article on how to write a good article, I was in search of this knowledge for writing good post on my blog. Your tips and idea for:- how to write introduction and conclusion really forcing me to think how to make a sound start for creating readers interest and engagement and how to write in end to leave a wonderful impression.
    Really very nice tips

  18. I was going to use this to help a student, but dude, the following isn’t even a sentence! Perhaps, there should be #21. RE-READ your work before you publish!

    “keep an ordinary and a terminology dictionary with you at all times”

  19. I appreciate this steps alot; thanks for giving them out, there are very useful to me. God bless

  20. its better now.i can write to the best.thanks

  21. Learning is continuous process…. I have learned something today…. Thanks

  22. I sincerely appreciate these tips and I believe they are of great values to the development of a writer to get his/her message passed to the readers. Thanks!

  23. It has really helped me. i found your tips as i have been searching how i can write my article. after all work is done, i really appreciate your last tip that is to pray Allah for the last success.

  24. Great Tips, i made a significant improvements after reading this tip. Thank you

  25. Just by reading the comments – most of you will struggle to see your articles read. Your article will not be read or purchased (not by me anyway) if you cannot be bothered to use a spell checker and write grammatically perfect sentences.

    For example:
    (1) Don’t communicate with ALL-UPPER CASE sentences.
    (2) When talking about yourself, do not use lower-case ‘i’ but instead use upper-case ‘I’.
    (3) When starting a new sentence, start with an upper-case character.
    (4) A sentence that consist of several uses of the word ‘and’ could be made easier to read by the appropriate use of the comma or the semicolon. Do you know how to use them? if not you should learn it.
    (5) Do not use a full-stop / period ‘.’ unless you are terminating a sentence.
    (6) Don’t try to teach people how to write if you cannot write effectively yourself. Teachers have responsibilities to teach good practice and promote high standards.
    (7) Don’t include unnecessary words or terminology. If you can describe the point you are trying to make without use of such words, then leave them out.
    (8) Don’t ask your friends or family to review your work (unless of course, they are critical in their feedback). I prefer critical, constructive and honest feedback so that I am made aware of my errors and have the opportunity to learn from them.

  26. Also Determine your audience
    To know what your audience and what they prefer and they are looking for as much as possible and try to provide them with a solution to their problems or Ajayh to their questions is the one who will make your article or blog in general shelter for all people interested in your industry

  27. I have learnt so much from your tips. thanks for the good work.

  28. The tactics you describe for writing is actually authentic and helpful. But in writing it’s tough to keep all in mind simultaneously. Overall it’s helpful.
    Thanks and wants more.

  29. One always needs to be refreshed every so often , depending, on where ones head , mind set is at certain points in time . Thank you.
    Kind regards
    Fiona Wynyard.

  30. infact i have known the best highway to follow….you have taught me alot and am glad;Actually it is a comedable work.and if i may ask where can i sell my article (markets)

  31. i admire the good steps you have given out. that really helps me out a lot. i will be writing an article for english about water. and for sure, i will be using these steps!
    Thank you,
    Pauline xo

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