What are the qualities of best article titles? Suggest at least five original best titles of your own?(
The qualities of best articles titles are five. They are as follows:
e. The personal touch
a. Unity — An article should be a unity, developing one theme with a definite purpose. The subject must be clearly defined in the mind and kept in view throughout. Nothing that is not relevant to it should be admitted to the article. At the same time, the subject may be treated in a variety of ways and from different points of view.
b. Order — The article should follow a certain ordered line of thought and come to a definite conclusion. It should consist of haphazard reflections put down anyhow. There should be not only unity of subject but also unity of treatment. Hence the necessity for thinking out a line of thought before beginning to write.
c. Brevity — Articles should not be long. The limit should be about one thousand words; though of course there can be no strict rule as to length, which will depend a good deal on the nature of the subject. But an article should be a brief exercise, concisely expressed.
d. Style — The style should be conversational — easy, natural and familiar and in writing such articles we may use colloquial terms which would be out of place in a book. But the style of an article must be more dignified and literary. Slang, colloquial terms and free-and-easy constructions are not proper in an article. At the same time it is a mistake to attempt any flights of fine writing. The language and sentence construction should be simple, direct and natural. The secret of clear writing is clear thinking.
e. The Personal Touch — An article should reveal the personal feelings and opinions of the writer. It should have his individuality in it. Strictly speaking, as has been already said, an article is a written composition giving expression to one’s personal ideas or opinions on a subject and this personal touch should not be lost or the article will be colourless and devoid of individuality. So do not be afraid to express in your articles your own views and do not be content with repeating the opinions of others. Let there be a note of sincerity in all that you write.
Three features are necessary in a good article — suitable subject-matter, proper arrangement and adequate power expression. Where all these three are present, the article will be a success.