Many highly educated people struggle when it comes to writing. Writing can be difficult, and writing a good article, whether it's for a professional journal or a general interest news publication, takes a lot of work. Here are some things you need to do to ensure you write the best article that you can.

Get organized

To write a good article, you need a topic that is focused and specific. A good way to ensure you have that topic is to get organized. Once you have come up with the topic about which you are going to write, it helps to organize your thoughts. An outline of pertinent points listed in the order in which you want to present them is a good start. You also should gather and organize the sources you are going to use, whether those are personal interviews or other written sources. 

Do a first draft

It is a good idea to do a first draft, even if your interviewing or source gathering is not complete. This will help you to get your ideas down on paper, and it will let you see if everything fits together and flows well.

Get outside help

One of the biggest problem writers have is getting tunnel vision. You have your own thoughts, but it's important to get an idea of what your readers will see. Have someone you trust, such as a colleague or relative, read over your article before you produce the final version 

Revise

It's important to take the feedback you get on your article and use it to revise before you present the final product. You don't have to make every suggested change, but it's important that you consider each one so that you can justify the final article product that you have produced for readers.

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