Look for Diamonds in your own Back Yard


Your diamonds are not in faraway mountains or in distant seas; they are in your own back yard if you will but dig for them

Russell Conwell

How to Write a Short Article

We have prepared a simple recipe to write a short article:

  • Step 1- Ask yourself a simple but important question:

It is something cosmic that determines why you eat your Oreo the way you do?

  • Step 2- See what others have said about that important question:

Psychologists, food writers and Oreo aficionados speculate whether the method used to eat one’s Oreo cookie can indicate personality

  • Step 3- Conduct some additional research by yourself — but don't spend too much time on it:

I decided to conduct an investigation using our […] team to solve the puzzle

  • Step 4- Write down the results in a short article — 1 or 2 pages should be enough:

Whether it’s nature or nurture, Christina shared her Oreos with us. And we all ate them the way we prefer. And that’s the way this cookie thinks an Oreo should crumble

You can also use the nice article Toops Scoops: Oreo nature or nurture? by Diane Toops as a guide.

The Orwell’s rules for writing might help:

  • Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
  • Never use a long word where a short one will do.
  • If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
  • Never use the passive where you can use the active.
  • Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.

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