Training series from Ezinearticles

@scheng1 (24701)
Singapore
March 27, 2010 1:47am CST
This part of the training series from Ezinearticles focus on the structure of paragraphs. "Here is the next edition of the EzineArticles.com Article Writing: Paragraph and Grammar Structure Training Series. Coherence literally means “to stick together”. Coherence in paragraph writing means that all of the ideas in a paragraph support the topic sentence of your paragraph and allow the reader to easily understand the ideas you want to express. Paragraph coherence can be achieved by using major and minor connectors, these are also called “transitions”. Major Connectors: Major connectors help organize the main points of your paragraph. These can also be expressed as bulleted or numbered lists. Examples: * First, * Second, * Third, * Finally, * In conclusion, * To summarize, Minor Connectors: Minor connectors provide coherence to a paragraph by connecting the sentences within each of the main parts of your paragraph. Examples: * In addition, * Others include, * ...,but... * also * That is, * For example, * For instance, Paragraph Unity means that the paragraph is about only one main idea or topic. All the sentences in the paragraph (topic, supporting/detail sentences and sometimes, the conclusion sentence) are telling the reader about one main topic or idea. If you have a sentence that is not directly related to your main topic, your paragraph is considered to “lack unity” or the sentence is “off-topic” and should be removed from the paragraph. Each paragraph in your article is a sub-division of your complete article topic. Example of EzineArticles Components and Support System: I. Article Title II. Article Summary III. Article Body A. Introduction Paragraph 1. Topic Sentence a. Supporting Sentence b. Supporting Sentence c. Supporting Sentence 2. Concluding Sentence (optional) B. Supporting Paragraph(s) IV. Article Conclusion-summary of entire article theme V. Resource Box" How do you find the tips? This is one of the best writeup about paragraphs I have ever seen. If you want to gain excellent article writing tips, you have to contribute a few articles to Ezinearticles. Since Ezinearticles is a free content website, you do not receive payment for the articles. That is why many webmasters submit articles for the sake of pointing to their websites.
3 responses
@mommaj (22872)
• United States
27 Mar 10
WOW Scheng, this is great information. I might have to try to disect my articles and see if I use this.
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@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
27 Mar 10
Hi Mommaj, I think you can easily summarize one of your wedding articles into a 250 words article, and submit it to Ezinearticles. You wont get paid for the submission. However, you can link back to the articles in Associated Content. In this case, you will get a series of training emails from Ezinearticles. I think it's worth the effort to gain the knowledge. I have more than 20 such articles in my email already.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
27 Mar 10
You better hurry and sign up! This is just what the doctor ordered!
@mommaj (22872)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I think this might help me alot. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to do this now. It would be good to link to my articles. I need to start doing something to get my pageviews up. They have went down since the holidays. I am hoping it is just because of the time of year.
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Wow, it only took 9 hours to get an email notification for this discussion. I can not wait to see how your writing is affected by these writing tips you are receiving.
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@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
28 Mar 10
Hi Canellita, this series of training emails benefit newbies more than those who already know about seo. If we had this information when we were new to article writing, our articles in Helium would have generated more passive income. Some of my earlier articles hardly have any income, probably due to the lack of keyword density and other factors affecting seo.
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Apr 10
I have been thinking about leapfrogging some of those early articles to experiment with SEO and see if they attract more page views. There are not that many of them because I quickly figured out to start repeating keywords I would have considered redundant in a print article. Recently I have gone from using the main keyword phrase in the first paragraph to rephrasing the title in the first sentence if possible to insure good SEO value. I don't do it in every article because sometimes my lead doesn't accomodate it. For those articles I make sure the strongest keywords are reapeated in each paragraph as much as possible. I assume it is working as many of my Helium articles start to earn almost as soon as they are posted and I keep getting emails that my article is on the home page or some other section of the site.
@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I have signed up with EzineArticles, based on your recommendation, Scheng. I have found their information to be helpful, and I like that they feed you this information in a series of emails over a period of time. That way it doesn't feel so overwhelming. Although there advice is common-sensical, often times, it's just what we need to remind ourselves of what we are doing, and how we can improve as writers.
@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
28 Mar 10
Hi Art, actually the information is very useful to those new to seo writing. At least we know something about seo and we have experimented with article writing for a few months. Those who are new to article writing will definitely benefit from this series of email. It's a good reminder for us too. Sometimes we tend to forget the fundamentals.
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Apr 10
I still haven't checked this out yet. Maybe after I get back from Spain.