Writing An Article

Peer Reviewed Articles:

Guidelines to come
 
Tips for writing an article for Technical Education Publishing
 
Best Practices
Exceptional Technical and STEM Programs
Passionate People in Technical and STEM Education
Industry/Education Partnerships
 
Always keep in mind:
Who is your audience?
Professional Educators seeking information that will help them do their job better.
 
Follow the Journalism 101 mantra:
 
  • WHO
  • WHAT
  • WHY
  • WHERE
  • HOW
  • WHEN.
 
Every point you are making should answer these questions.
 
Follow the Money:
Discuss Funding, How the program got the money. Who got it …etc.
 
Discuss Jobs: How does Education lead to Jobs?
 
Tips for writing an article for Technical Education Publishing
 
Sample structure
 
Body
Create a “logical” order for the topics you want to discuss. Make sure you order your topics to help lead readers to the conclusion you want.
 
Lead
Make the first paragraph an overview of the article and include something that will draw readers into the rest of the article. If you write the lead after the body, you will have a better idea of what the lead should contain.
 
Closer
Create a conclusion that follows logically from the opener and body of the article.
 
Head (optional)
Although many editors write headlines, you may need to provide a five- to ten-word headline for your article. You’ll have a better idea of what the headline should contain if you write it after you write the lead.
 
Deck (optional)
This blurb sits between the head and the lead. You can write a short paragraph (no more than 25 words) to draw the reader to the article.
 
Tips
Before you begin your article, read other articles about your topic to learn what works and what doesn’t for you as a reader.
 
Explore only one idea per paragraph.
 
Consider inventive structures for your article, such as a how-to service piece, a top-ten list and other ways to make your article stand out.
 
What you submit may differ from what the magazine publishes – articles go through both substantive edits and copy edits