Tamilnadu Board Class 10 English Article Writing

Tamilnadu State Board Class 10 English Article Writing

♦ Article Writing (Text Book Page No.: 113,144)

Article writing is the process of creating non-fictitious text about current or recent news. It can be items of general interests or specific topics. They are published in print forms, such as newspapers and magazines. Article writing is a skill that needs to be practiced.

Steps involved in writing an article :
1. Decide the theme :

  • Choose an interesting, relevant or current issue.

2. Decide the title :

  • The title suggests the core idea of the article. It has to be brief and captivating, kindling the interest of the readers.

3. Form an outline :

  • Forming an outline of the article is very essential. It can be done in three steps:
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion

4. Draft the content:

  • When your outline is complete start expanding on the title.

5. Edit it:

  • Never submit an article in its first draft. Revise the article until it expresses your thoughts completely. Give it a final reading. Edit it and correct the errors.

6. Final Reading:

  • Once the article is edited, give it a final read. Check if it adheres to the requirements.

Exercises

1. You make the following notes after reading about the disappearance of bird habitats from city forests and parks. Write an article in 100-120 words stressing upon the need for bringing back the birds to the city. You are Sonu/Sonalika.
Answer:

City Parks Oust Bird Population

– Sonu

While outwardly things appear idyllic, the lack of bird sound appears wanting. The park’s attendants are concerned with its depleting bird population. The koyal, a regular summer visitor has dwindled in number and the sparrow, a common sight amidst the flower beds and pathways, has disappeared altogether.

The authorities cited the overuse of insecticides behind this disappearance. Cutting down of roadside trees reduces nesting spots for the birds’ Several fledglings fall to the ground from the branches as this exercise is performed without regard to the nesting season. Communication towers on rooftops of adjacent homesteads have taken a toll of the sparrow population. Creating nesting places under eaves and placing water and grain containers in gardens or balconies will alter the status quo.

2. Due to growing materialism, there is a shift in the values of youngsters. They continue pestering their parents for items like mobile phones, digital cameras, bikes, etc. for personal use even though there is no genuine need for these gadgets. Taking help from the MCB unit ‘Children’, write an article in about 120 words expressing your views on the same. You are Sunil/Swati.
Answer:

The Deteriorating Values

– By Swati

The growing materialism in society is leaving a profound impact on the younger generation. They are growing up in an environment which creates a desire to acquire all that is in their capacity. It has changed childrens perspective towards life. For them, materialism is happiness. They pester their parents to fulfil their demands for gadgets, etc. even though there is no genuine need for the same. Children want these in order to impress their friends.

Materialism makes us greedy. We try to show off what we have and are embarrassed if we do not have something that others possess. The world has become a place for the competition where everyone aims to be ahead of other Youngsters need to understand that money does not bring happiness. It is more important to be content. We need to have values, friends, relations and, above at our family’s love and support to lead a happy life.

3. Education should not allow any discrimination. All children have an equal right to education. Yet we find that in many families, girls are not given the education they desire. Taking help from the unit on Education, the following points and your own-ideas, write an article in about 150 words on the topic.

“The Importance of Educating the Girl Child”. You are Arun / Anu.
Answer:

Importance of Educating the Girl Child

– By Anu

A child’s first teacher is the mother but in our country, no importance is given to the education of a girl child. It seems a wastage of money to most of the parents. We must understand that if we educate a man, we educate an individual but if we educate a woman, we educate the entire family. Education is beneficial for the female herself and her family. An educated girl can take decisions with an open mind and can fight against all social evils like child marriage, female infanticide, dowry, domestic violence.

It is a fact that educated mothers will always impart education to their daughters because they know that there is no difference in the learning ability or interest between a boy and a girl. Educating a girl child means improving their standard of work along with gender discrimination at work. They can be imparted vocational training also to make them self¬sufficient and financially secured. So, for the wholesome progress of our society and the upliftment of our society, it is a must to educate the girl child.

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