Article writing format, Features, Examples, and Exercises

What is an article?

An article is a written work published in a print/electronic medium. It may be for the purpose of propagating news, researching results, academic analysis, or debate. Generally, it is a piece of writing that is published in a newspaper or Magazine. In the CBSE 12th class syllabus, article writing is considered marks gaining question like article writing and advertisement writing.

What is Article writing format?

When a student has to attempt a question on Article writing, he has to follow the article writing format by CBSE. Here you can see how to write article writing formats in detail.

The format of an article consist of the following parts –

  1. Heading,
  2. By line, and
  3. Body

HEADING– The heading should be catchy and in not more than 5-6 words. You can go as creative as you want with this one just make sure you do not devote too much time to it in the exam.

BYLINE– It refers to the name of the person writing the article. It is generally given in the question. If not given, then do not write your personal details.

(NOTE- You are not supposed to mention any of your personal details while attempting the answers in the exam.)

BODY– It is the main part of your writing piece. It generally consists of 3-4 paragraphs.

PARAGRAPH 1: It is always prescribed that you begin with a short introduction of the topic; it’s meaning to be precise. Briefly tell what the article is about giving some quotations or startling facts to arouse the interest of the readers.

PARAGRAPH 2 or PARAGRAPH 2&3: Now this part can be written in either one or two paragraphs. You are required to do a complete analysis of the subject matter in question. It may include-

TYPES – In how many forms does the problem exist? You are required to mention the various possible types (if it exists).

CURRENT SCENARIO – Then you need to explain the current situation, the problems (if any) and whether after any corrective actions, betterment in the situation has been observed or not.

It may include advantages/ disadvantages depending upon the topic in question.

CAUSE AND EFFECT RELATIONSHIP– Develop the cause and effect relationship by supporting it with facts or data. You may also write the consequences. Any other relevant and related information.

PARAGRAPH 3 or PARAGRAPH 4: The conclusion is a concluding paragraph. It is important to conclude what you’ve started. Never leave an article open-ended. Now, it is to be remembered that wherever you elaborate on a problem, you always have to mention the steps being taken to improvise the situation and suggest a few solutions as well. Predictions and personal problems may be included. This paragraph needs to be short and precise. Here also, you could add some glitter to your art piece with some quotes.

For Example – Solved questions

Below are a few Article writing Format examples for you so that you get an idea as to how to attempt CBSE class 12 Article writing questions well. Remember, the more you read and practice, the better it is. As per CBSE guidelines, the Article should not exceed the prescribed word limit of 150-200 words.

Q1. ‘Grow more trees to reduce pollution.’ Write an article in 150-200 words on the topic given above for your school magazine.

Answer:

Grow More Trees to Reduce Pollution

                                                                 By Radhika

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.”

Trees and plants are one of the main reasons why mankind came into existence. The importance of planting trees has been emphasized time and again. This is because of the numerous benefits they offer.

They make the world a better place to live in. They exhale oxygen and inhale carbon dioxide to maintain the ecological balance in the environment. They also absorb all the harmful gases and give us fresh air to breathe.

Trees build a sheet to protect us from the harmful ultraviolet rays. Not only this, they serve as a habitat for birds and various species of animals. This is not it. Trees help in controlling water pollution and preventing soil erosion.

The places inhabited by large numbers of trees are quite cooler compared to the concrete jungles that cannot do without air conditioners. Unfortunately, urbanization is leading to the clearing of forests and parks despite the numerous benefits they offer. People come here for morning walks, evening strolls, yoga sessions, and laughter therapy. These also serve as a safe place for the kids to play and socialize. The only way left to preserve them and reap these benefits is by growing them at a faster rate.

As a Chinese proverb states, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” So do your bit and make this place more beautiful.

Thank you.

Exercise- Two articles: 

Q2. India is a land of diversity. One way in which it makes us feel proud of it is the number of festivals we enjoy. Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘Festivals of India’. You are Karuna/Karan.

Q3. Our performance in the Rio Olympics has told us that we do not pay enough attention to athletics and outdoor games. It is time we revised our attitude. Sports should be an important part of school’s daily routine. Write an article in 150-200 words in ‘Importance of Outdoor Games’. You are Sreeja/Thomas.

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7 thoughts on “Article writing format, Features, Examples, and Exercises”

  1. Festivals of India
    –By Karuna

    Festivals are really important in one’s life as they increase peace and happiness among all of us.They spread joy everywhere. As we know there are many religious festivals which are celebrated in the world . However, India is one of the country where a lot of festivals are celebrated regularly .

    There are many festivals which are most popular in India like Diwali,Holi and so on which are celebrated regularly in India every year.These festivals are mostly celebrated by Hindus together with joy and happiness. Many famous stories are related to these festivals due to which these festivals happen in India.

    In ancient time people celebrate festivals together with love and happiness but these days no one have such affection and love towards their families and family members. People not want to celebrate any festival with their families.Now these days people forget their culture.

    The main problem is that no one want to live together, today’s people are selfish . They live to want alone. No one want to have a joint family because they all have to spent a lot of money on festivals . There is nothing these days same as old days.
    It may be changed.Most of our grandparents take stress and suffer by many disease because their children do not want to live with them, not to celebrate any festival with them. This all cause a lot of pain to our prandparents.

    This all should be stopped in India as soon as possible. Today’s children have no right to play with the emotions of their parents. Infact, the real happiness lies in family. It is also said that we all are together so no one break us. If we are finasionally weak it doesn’t matter but if we all are together so nothing is in this world to compare with that.

    In short, festivals fill our lives with colour and enthusiasm. They help people to come closer every year and eliminate hatred among all. So, festivals are most important in life .

  2. Festivals of India
    By
    Karan

    India is the land of diversity. There are lots of religion in India like Hindu muslim sikh and Cristian. All of these religion have their own and different different festivals which they enjoy a lot like Hindu festivals are Holi Diwali rakshabandhan and bhaiye duj. Muslim festivals are Eid and Muharram. Sikh celebrate on Guru Nanak jayanti and Christians celebrate Christmas day and valentine’s day.
    Here people of different religion celebrate their different different festivals. India is the only country in the world in which lots of people of different religion live together. It makes us feel proud that lots of people of different religion live together here and celebrate their festivals together.

    Thank you

  3. In India people often wonder whether there are enough number of days in a year for us to celebrate all our festivals.
    Indians give special importance to their festivals. Special arrangements are made for celebration of various festivals each year. There is joy all around , may be villages or big cities.Some of the main Indian festivals include Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Raksha Bandhan…
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    Each Indian festival has its own unique way of celebration and people follow the tradition while celebrating these festivals. People decorate their houses with flowers and lights .They wear new clothes. They visit each other and exchange gifts. Special sweets are prepared at home to treat the guests.
    In India there are several religions like Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism,Islam, Sikhism, Jainism… Every religion has its own festival. There are many regional festivals such as Diwali is celebrated in North, Pongal is celebrated in South, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in West, Durga Pooja in East.
    People
    People of India also hold great regard for the national festivals of the country.
    Gandhi Jayanti, Republic Day, Independence Day are the three national festivals of our country. These festivals are the symbols of unity and progress. They remind us of our patriotic leaders who served the country selflessly. The entire atmosphere is filled with the feeling of patriotism during these festivals.
    All in all Indians celebrate both religious and national festivals with great enthusiasm. Children as well as elders look forward for the festive celebrations.
    Truly, India is a land of festivals…
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  4. Festivals of India
    by Karuna
    We Indians often wonder whether there are enough number of days in a year for us to celebrate all our festivals. In fact, sometimes, two festivals are celebrated on the same day. There are several reasons for it. India has many religions, many cultures and many regions. The religion of the majority community is Hindu. Now Hindus have as many gods as you can count. They do not know themselves how many gods they bow to. Then there are several other religions such as Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, etc. Every religion has its own festivals. That is not at all. There are many regional festivals. Diwali is celebrated in the north. Pongal is celebrated in the South, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the West and Durga Pooja is celebrated in the East. Then there are national festivals like Mahatma Gandhi ‘ s birthday, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar ‘s birthday, Independence Day and Republic Day . The festival of Holi is also celebrated allo over the India . These festivals create a festive mood and make us happy . Truly, India is a land of festivals.

  5. *India, a Country of Festivals*
    By karuna,

    Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture and tradition.They are meant to rejoice special moments and emotions in our life with our loved ones.We Indians often wonder whether there are enough number of days in a year for us to celebrate all our festivals. No where around the world will you find so many festivals as there are in India. We can say that India is a land of festivals. In fact, sometimes, two festivals are celebrated on the same day. There are several reasons for it. India has many religions, many cultures. There are many religions in India. It is a country of the Hindus and the Muslims the Sikhs the Christians the Jains and the Buddhists and many more. Each of them have a number of festivals. If we are to observe carefully we will realise that there is practically one festival a day for all the 365 days in a year. That is not all. There are many regional festivals. Diwali is celebrated in the North. Pongal is celebrated in the South, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the West and Durga Pooja is celebrated in the East. Then there are national festivals like Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Independence Day and Republic Day. Really India is a land of diversity.

  6. Festivals of India..
    India is the land of diversity,and so as the diversity shown in its festivals.for me India is the land of festivals.every festival in india has its own story, own way of celebration,traditions etc.
    The name of many indian festivals are deepawali 📿🎆,holi,rakshabandhan,etc.
    At present indian people also celebrates foreign festivals as well like halloween 🎃, christmas 🎄 etc. There are many national festivals like independence day , republic day 🇮🇳.
    The religiousness of Indian festivals is expanded to diffrent areas of the world and they are quite popular as well..
    indian festivals brings craze with them everytime in people heart. Festivals make the environment religious and spiritual. Every festivals has its own story and from that story we might get to know about are past , indian festivals teaches us moral values, spirituality,etc.they are the ways to be in touch with our religion and to respect them.
    Although indian festivals are the medium of financial support to many people as they sell the things related to the festival, and make good money.
    Festivals connect people from heart . People of india enjoy festival vibes. During festive time lots of sweets are made, different types of food are made. On festive days there is holiday to celebrate it. At present festivals are the way to be togeather because everyone is busy in their own work and life. They spent less time with their family.
    Festivals are one of the reasons of being India so famous. And we all are proud of enjoying them..
    Thank you.

  7. Festival of India
    By-Karuna

    Festival is very important in
    Our life without festival life
    is colourles.
    In our society many religions
    so that different- different
    People celebrate of many

    festival.
    Festival such as Diwali,holi
    and so on. Diwali,holi, durga-
    pooja are celebrated hindu.
    Id, Mhorram such festival
    Celebrate muslim.
    Some are national festival
    Republic day, Independent
    day,and many jayanti
    Celebrate all India.
    In ancient time festival are
    Celebrate love and happiness
    and celebrate with family.
    Now these days people
    forget of the family.
    But now days people festival
    are celebrate without
    Our family and live
    alone our grandparent.
    But we should festival
    Celebrate live together
    love a lots and happiness.
    Thankyou

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