The knack for writing may be a natural gift for some. However, anybody can learn how to rewrite a badly written article and turn it into something cohesive. It is something you can learn, too, even if you are not a talented writer.
For starters, here are four types of articles that you can choose from:
- Argument: an article which tries to convince someone about something
- Explanation: sorts out facts and tries to tell the reader why and how something happened, usually in a logical and chronological order
- Definition: explains what a concept means
- Description: points out the quality and characteristics of things
Read the article that you need to re-write.
Read it again.
Now choose an article type from the four mentioned above. Selecting from these four options essentially provides you a framework for your re-write. You will have a clearer objective, and it will be easier to create an outline of your article-even if it is a simple framework.
By doing this, your article re-write won’t turn out into something that lacks coherence. Once you have decided, you can now proceed into these guidelines:
- Be Specific: You should pinpoint a very specific topic to write about. It must be so specific that long-tail keywords will form part of your article title. This topic should address your purpose. A bad example of a topic or title is All About Eczema. A good topic or title is Five Ways to Treat Eczema from Home.
- Know your target audience: By knowing what group of people your target audience is, it will be easier for you to speak their tone. Every generation has a language. A good article must be able to connect with its target reader and convey the message it wants to relay easily.
- Manage word count: The most common is 500 words. Research suggests that once you get past the 500-word count, the effectiveness of your article diminishes.
- Conduct a research: Regardless of topic expertise, always double check your facts. Many times, article re-writers focus their activity on the poorly written article. Follow your framework and do more research. Add the result of your research to the re-written article.
- Write a rough draft: This is a brief summary of your article so you can see its future construction. Remember to fulfill your promise-the content should justify the topic.
- Edit and wrap it up: Edit your work for grammatical and spelling errors. Make some changes as you deem fit. Delete or rephrase sentences if necessary.
This is a basic guideline on how to re-write an article that is also SEO friendly. Though people have different styles when it comes to creative writing, these tips can get you started, most especially at times when you are at a loss and do not know where to start.