Article Writing Class 12 Class 11 | English Core | CBSE | HBSE | NCERT |
What is an Article?
Article Writing is a good way to express your thoughts on an issue or any subject. It is a long composition that is classified into meaningful paragraphs which are easy to read and understand.
Important Points to Remember While Writing an Article
- A good article must have a eye-catching title
- It must be Begun with a attractive opening sentence to address the readers that creates their interest in the topic.
- We must Introduce the topic, share its pros and cons, shed light on statistics (Data) related to the topic, talk about consequence if it is about a problem and conclude it logically and strongly.
- We must use both the active and passive voice in 70:30 ratio respectively.
Marking Scheme of Article Writing
Article carries 10 marks in Class 12 examination. The break up of these 10 marks is given below.
- Title and By-Line
- Facts abut the topic-cause and effects of the issue
- Data and examples / real input
- Conclusion by giving suggestions
- Expression and Creativity : 5 Marks
- Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spellings
- Coherence and relevance of ideas and style
Total : 10 Marks
Sample of Article Writing
COVID-19: A Silent Killer
(By: Khushi Sharma)
Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) had been a talk of the town, due to its outbreak, throughout the year 2020 when it gripped millions of people and it is still making headlines around the world even in 2021 with its fast-approaching new strain in UK and other parts of the world. From Lockdown to social distancing, it has insisted on the people to change their lifestyle and perspective towards the life altogether.
Covid-19 is caused by a newly discovered corona virus, one of the unknown viruses of Corona Virus family. It has already taken life of more than 2.6 million people and many of us are still circling around this deadly pandemic. As per the history and views of Covid-19 patients, who once had been suffering or are suffering from this virus, it starts with a mild respiratory illness which leads further to fever, cold, congestion in throat and utter weariness of body. People, suffering from this often complain of breathing and fatigue irrespective of any hard or unaccustomed labour. However, it is not mandatory that all and sundry, whomsoever are suffering from this disease, may have these same signs of tiredness and fatigue. Some of them may be asymptomatic and not the carriers of this virus as well.
It usually spreads from person to person through droplets of saliva when an infected person sneezes or coughs without following respiratory etiquettes. So, it becomes essential for one to learn respiratory etiquettes and practice them as much as possible. Besides, touching the things unnecessarily also could be one of the reasons of its outbreak. Therefore, one must take care of all these things in order to protect themselves from this deadly corona virus.
As the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure” The best way to protect ourselves from this deadly disease is to be well-informed about the virus and maintain hygienic environment around us. Putting on a mask properly and sanitizing our hands frequently can help us a lot in making a long distance from this disease. Besides, we should avoid visiting crowded places uselessly like malls, theaters, and parks etc. where there is more risk of getting contacted with other people and maintain proper distance of at least 2 meters from the people while talking to them.
Our safety lies in our own hands. In case of urgency and emergency, we must contact a specialized doctor and act on his/her advice without being doctors ourselves.
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