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Reader Friendly Articles: How To Create Articles That Are Easy To Read (3 Easy Tips)
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Make your articles easy to read

Believe it or not, the way you present the information in your article makes a big difference in how many people read your article and how easily they can absorb the information.

After being roped in by your title, most people will take an initial glance at your article and make the decision to read it or not based on how the article looks–how it is arranged and formatted. Is that surprising? It was to me the first time I learned it.

I used to think it was all about information, but actually it’s about information and presentation.

When writing free reprint articles, here are 3 presentation tips that have the best chance of attracting readers:

1 – Use short paragraphs.Â

When you were writing for your teachers at school, you probably had some rules on the length of paragraphs. I remember when I was in school there was the general rule that each paragraph should have an introductory sentence, three supporting sentences, and one concluding sentence. The result was a paragraph that looked like, well… a paragraph.

When you start writing free reprint articles though, you can throw those paragraph writing rules out the window. Short paragraphs rule in the article marketing (and online writing) world.

The reason for this is that reading online content has challenges that offline writing doesn’t. When you’re writing online content, you have no idea how big the monitor or screen is of your reader. He could be reading your article on a 22″ monitor or on his phone.

Even when reading on a decent sized screen, your eyes still have to work harder to take in the info. Writing in shorter paragraphs helps to give the reader’s eyes a break and makes it so that the reader does not have to spend so much brain power staying focused through a larger paragraph.

What size is a short paragraph? It depends–it could be a short as just one sentence. It could be as long as 2 or 3 sentences. The idea is to avoid having an article composed of large chunks of information all scrunched up together.

2 – Employ sub-headings.

A sub-heading is a short description that indicates what the next section of the article is about. Having sub-headings that are clearly visible helps guide the reader through your article. Here are some ways to indicate sub-headings in your articles:

USE CAPITAL LETTERS IN YOUR SUB-HEADING

OR…

Use Capital Letters Just For the First Letter Of Each Word

OR…

*Put A Star (Asterisk) Before Your Sub-Heading

OR…

=> Put an arrow in front of your sub-heading.

You can create an arrow by pressing the “equals” key (=) and then the “greater than” key (>)

Also, be sure that your sub-heading has a blank line above and below it–that makes it easier to see.

3 – Find a way to integrate list items.Â

Numbers are another way to help guide readers through your article. Also, the numbers help the reader keep his place in your article and keep him from having to ask, “Now where was I? Let me find my place again.”

No matter what information you’re including in your article, there is a way to incorporate a numbered list. Your article doesn’t have to be a “Top 10″ list to included numbered items.

Just think about the main points you’re covering in your article, and number those main points. An example of how to do that is this blog post that you’re reading right now. I turned the information that I wanted to present into a numbered list, so that it would be easier for you to take in the information.

Readers Want Articles That Are Easy To Read

You’re probably starting to notice–the more visual help that you can give readers in picking out the special points of your article, the better. People are more likely to want to read an article that is set up to be easy for them to digest.

If you’re thinking that people will be skimming your article rather than carefully processing each sentence, you’re correct. Online readers tend to skim. By making your article easy to skim, you attract more readers and help those readers absorb the information in your article.


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One Response to “Reader Friendly Articles: How To Create Articles That Are Easy To Read (3 Easy Tips)”

  1. Nancy says:

    Your article was perfect and illustrates you practice what you preach.Thank you for the valuable information.

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