Articles are written to give information in a wide range of contexts for magazines or newspapers. They are a relatively long and sustained piece of writing. They give information on a variety of themes such as describing an event, person, someone’s life and actions, places, and experiences. They can also be an expression of the writer’s opinions on topics of social interest or arguments for or against a topic and they often offer suggestions.
Basic English Grammar rules can be tricky. In this article, we’ll get you started with the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and more.
We also providing Extra Questions for Class 12 English Chapter wise.
Article Writing Topics for Class 12 CBSE Format, Examples Pdf
♦ Points to Remember:
- Give a title that catches the attention of the reader.
- Begin with a striking opening sentence that attracts the readers and gets them interested in the topic.
- Introduce a new point at the beginning of each paragraph to strengthen your ideas.
- Present a strong argument for your ideas supporting it with evidence or elaboration.
- Use linking words (however, therefore, although, even though, in order to…) to form a coherent composition.
- Use passive voice, humour, emotive language, rhetorical questions to provide a specific effect. The humour should however be subtle and not overpower the article.
- Develop your ideas as much as you can to make them interesting and substantial.
- Conclude with your strongest point.
- Clarity of writing can be ensured only by knowing the purpose of writing and your audience.
- Do not add too many quotations. It takes away the essence of the article.
- Remember to proofread and edit your writing.
- Adhere to the given word limit.
Magazine and Newspaper Articles
An article is written to present information on a variety of themes in a long and sustained piece of writing, namely:
- describing an event, a person, his/her life and actions
- describing a place
- narrating an event
- expressing views on some issue of social interest
- expressing arguments in favor of or against a stated hypothesis or event
Types of articles
- Magazine articles maybe for a school and may have a limited audience.
- Newspaper articles have a wider audience.
- Don’t attempt to write about every single piece of information – select relevant information.
- The article must be written in the appropriate format and style.
- Remember to keep within the word limit.
Article Writing Topics Sample Example With Answer for Class 12 CBSE
You are Kreetika/Siddhartha. You have been asked to write an article on whether the gender roles in India are really changing, for your school magazine. Do so in about 150–200 words.
In today’s world of instant communication, the art of writing letters to friends, parents, cousins is long forgotten. Complete the following article on the joyful experience of penning letters packed with emotions and personal triumph.
The Art of Writing Letters
(a) …………………………… . Much of History and Science is constructed from letters left by great men in the past. Unfortunately, today, (b) …………………………… . No longer does one lie in wait for the postman because (c) …………………………… . Time has become such a precious commodity, and ordinary mail so slow that it is termed ‘snail-mail’! In this fast-paced age, (d) ……………………………. . In the 21st century, where brevity and speed are of the utmost importance, letter writing, with its rich descriptions and narratives, has been discarded (e) …………………………… . The telephone is another means of communication that has sounded the death knell for the art of letter-writing. (f) …………………………… . With the dying out of the art of letter writing, (g) …………………………… . While email is a good way to keep in touch, it cannot replace the thrill of receiving a letter, which you read, set aside, and read again.
(a) There was a time when letter writing was considered an art.
(b) letter writing is a dying art for most people.
(c) what he will bring most of the time is junk mail, bills, and magazines
(d) even if one has the time to write a long letter, the receiver has no time or patience to read it
(e) in favor of the faster, briefer e-mail
(f) It is good to hear the voices of your loved ones. But sometimes at that time, one forgets all the things one would like to say and also ask.
(g) the art of expressing one’s feelings and emotions is also dying out.
Article Writing Topics Practice Example With Answer for Class 12 CBSE
1 You recently came across the following news item.
Imagine a Sea with No Fishes
A ban on fishing for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic has been announced by the EU for large industrial vessels after widespread evidence of illegal fishing. It had been recently reported that overfishing and massive illegal catches have threatened the very survival of bluefin tuna. The problem stems from too many boats, with too much technology, chasing fewer and fewer fish with no effective mechanism in place to restrict catches or allow fish populations to recover. Conservation organizations are calling for an overhaul of the rules which currently allow the catching of three times more tuna than scientists say should be caught if the species is to survive.
Write an article in 150–200 words for your school magazine, highlighting the need to conserve the species.
2 You are Suresh/Ishmit. You are concerned about the increasing use of cell phones by people. Educate the people about the risks such as potential health hazards from the electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones, the threat of brain tumours and cancers, fear of accidents while driving, etc. Write an article in 150–200 words expressing your concern.
3 To enforce strict discipline in schools and colleges is a great problem nowadays. As Mohan/Mohini, write an article in 200 words for City News, Delhi, about the problem and your views on punishment as a corrective measure.
4 Recently you read in the newspaper about an incident in which some children tried to imitate the stunts shown on television and hurt themselves. You have decided to write an article on the hazards television poses for kids. Write an article for a daily newspaper, in not more than 200 words.
5. You are a member of the Environment Club of your school. After visiting many places, you have realized that it is the need of the hour to protect our environment. Write an article on this topic to create awareness among the people. (Word limit: 200 words)
6 You are concerned about the wastage of money and manpower due to the frequent elections in your country. Write an article on the urgent need to have a stable government. (Word limit: 200 words)
7 You are Rani/Raghav. You are concerned about the changing attitude of politicians who are using religion for political gains. Write an article in about 200 words for publication in a local daily suggesting these people to separate religion from politics and work for the betterment of the society.
8 You are Rani/Raghav. Many organizations have come forward with the idea of education for all. In spite of their best efforts, it is still a dream. Write an article in about 200 words for publication in a local daily giving suggestions to make it a reality, as education is the only way to progress.
9 Owning a car has become a status symbol these days. However, an increase in the number of cars has added to various types of pollution and other problems. Write an article in not more than 200 words highlighting the urgent need for reducing these man-made problems, giving suitable suggestions. You are Vinod/Vidhi.
10 Write an article in 200 words on ‘The increasing crime rate in today’s society and ways to curb it’.
11 Yesterday, while walking past a construction site, you were horrified to see the sight of children working as labourers. On returning home you surfed the Internet and found many instances of child labour in India, where children work in glass and firecracker factories, carpet manufacturing units, and domestic help. Write an article for publication in a magazine about child labour. Do not exceed 200 words.
12 The recent years have seen an increase in substance (drug) abuse. As a concerned citizen, using your own ideas and information, write an article on the growing menace among today’s urban youth. Sign yourself as Vedant/Punam. (200 words)
13 Shekher/Kareena is allergic to tobacco smoke and wants a complete ban on smoking in public places. Though some places have banned smoking in public places, the ban cannot be effective until the smokers themselves decide to give up the habit. Using your own ideas, write an article in not more than 200 words on the evils of smoking.
14 While reading a magazine you came across the following advertisement:
|What is it that they’re wearing?…
An eighteen-month-long investigation has exposed one of the dirtiest little secrets of the global fur industry: the brutal and cruel slaughter of animals for the fur trade.
Write an article in not more than 200 words condemning the use of furs and animal skins to make clothes and accessories.
15 Plastic, with its exclusive qualities of being light yet strong and economical, has invaded every aspect of our day-to-day life. It has many advantages: it is durable, light, easy to mould, and can be. adapted to different user requirements. Once hailed as a ‘wonder material, plastic is now a serious worldwide environmental and health concern due to its non-biodegradable nature. Write an article in not more than 200 words about the growing plastic menace giving suggestions about dealing with plastic waste.