How to Rewrite Your Published Paper into a Readable News Article
The news article adapted from your published paper is distinguished from your paper. After all, the news article is not the copy of your published paper. So you should pay attention to the following things when rewriting your published paper into a news article:
1. The directly copying of your abstract as the news article is not allowed.
2. The simple generation of your paper is neither allowed.
3. The news article should have at least 400 words.
4. The news article should have at least one image with a caption and its source (the image should be clear and no less than 310px*200px).
How to Write a News Article
News articles should be objective, factual, accurate & balanced.
The structure of a news article is often compared to an inverted triangle with the most important details at the top of the article, with the least important information placed at the end of the article. Don't forget that news articles are not written in chronological order.
Language Features - Headline
Headline catches the reader's attention and sums up the story, it should follow the rules:
• Different from your published paper title.
• Short phrases and incomplete sentences.
• Figurative Language.
Language Features - Lead
The article's lead (Opening paragraph) must grab and engage the reader immediately. As the first sentence, it should
• Be of about 25-40 words in length.
• Provide the most important and interesting news first.
• Write your lead in active voice using strong verbs and vivid language.
Language Features - News Article
News Articles combine the following language features to inform, entertain and persuade.
• Clear and concise writing.
• Are written in 3rd person.
• Can use an active or passive voice, depending on the focus and which is more engaging for the reader.
• Use of past tense because the article refers to an event which has already taken place.
• Should include quotes, comments, opinions, statements and observations from people involved or experts on the topic.
• Give people labels so that the reader knows who they are straight away, for example: "the lead author, Dr. Dash".
• Should be accurate and balanced (provide facts supporting both sides of the issue).
• Give details in order of importance, with the least important details at the end of the article. This allows readers to skim over the start of the article
to gain the essential facts before deciding to read on.
• Should avoid racism, sexist discrimination or religious slurs.
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