Tips on Article Writing

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Writing an article is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
This presentation will review the components of writing an article, the benefits and provide a sample set of brainstorming exercises to get you started.

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Tips on Article Writing

  1. 1. Write an Article How to write articles on TeachStreet help@teachstreet.com
  2. 2. Learning Objectives  This presentation will help you learn: 1. How to write an article 2. What happens once your article is live 3. Why you’d want to post an article 4. Some ideas for getting started 2
  3. 3. Write a New Article  From your profile page click on “Write an article”  Choose a catchy title, help people find you in search  Add a photo, video or slide show  Treat like a text document and use original content, don’t just copy and paste from other sites  Add a subject and “Tags” (descriptive keywords) 3
  4. 4. Add Photos or Video  Embed YouTube or any other embeddable content by copying and pasting the Embed link directly into the “Add a video/media” box in your article.  Simply add a photo instead of other media by clicking on “Add Files” and uploading photos from your computer 4
  5. 5. Manage Articles  Saved articles will show up under the Manage Articles tab and will show Pending “Status”  From here you can preview, edit or delete pending and active articles by clicking the blue links, it’s easy!
  6. 6. What’s Next?  The Community can comment and respond to your article  Your readers can share your article with their friends via email and other social networks 6
  7. 7. Why Post?  Articles with photos or media show up all across the site (even the home page) and drive traffic to your profile. 7
  8. 8. Where do articles show up?  TeachStreet Home Page  TeachStreet Search & Browse Pages  Your profile page  Google 8
  9. 9. Example and Tips  Use descriptive titles to get found  Use visually appealing media to attract readers  Make your article interesting and useful so that people comment, share and come back.  The best articles are short and clear 9
  10. 10. Ideas For Getting Started  Be creative. Brainstorm and then start writing. Here are some sample topics: – Tell us why you started teaching – Write a how-to about something you love – Post a video demonstrating your technique – Introduce a subject that you teach – Tell us about your favorite learning experience – Voice your perspective on a topic or issue 10
  11. 11. HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED HELP? Call us toll-free: (877) TEACH-70 (that's 877-832-2470) Email us: customer-service@teachstreet.com Team TeachStreet www.teachstreet.com Page 11

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