An Article is written specifically for publication in news paper or a magazine. This implies that you must write with the reader in mind. The purpose of writing article are as follows:
(i) To educate or inform
(ii) To prove a case or argue a point.
(iii) To entertain or Amuse
(iv) To provide guidelines for doing something.
(v) To give instruction on how to find a route.
FORMAT OF AN ARTICULE WRITING
(a) An article is not a letter. Therefore do not write it as a letter when the question says ‘write an article for publication in a newspaper’
(b) Use the first paragraph to establish the setting or situation under which you are writing as well as to define your purpose.
(c) Use the succeeding paragraph to discuss your point of view.
(d) Use the closing paragraph to summarize, round off and conclude.
(e) Always remember to write your name in full on the right hand corner of the line following the article.
In addition, use a polite language, be precise, use your word purposefully, punctuate accurately, do not use slang, Above all do not make your write up to bore your reader.
FORMAL AND INFORMATION LETTERS