Articles are written to give information in a wide range of contexts for magazines or newspapers. They are a relatively long and sustained piece of writing. They give information on a variety of themes such as describing an event, person, someone’s life and actions, places, and experiences. They can also be an expression of the writer’s opinions on topics of social interest or arguments for or against a topic and they often offer suggestions.
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Article Writing Topics for Class 11 CBSE Format, Examples Pdf
A composition is a written attempt to describe an event, an experience, a thing or a fact. It may contain the views, ideas and opinions of the writer on a topic of general interest. The thought stimuli may be visual or verbal but it must be vividly apprehended.
Students have to observe certain limits of words, time and even space. They are supposed to write their compositions in about 150-200 words expressing their views or the descriptive/ narrative note content of the subject mentioned. Hence, they are advised not to exceed the given word limit. Students have to combine information with their own opinions, suggestions, etc.
Hence you are advised to give your own point of view rather than reproducing hackneyed, expected opinions and ideas.
The composition, whether it be an article, a report, a speech, a description, or a narration, should be meaningful, brief, to the point and couched in a simple and grammatically correct language. For the benefit of the students, examples—exercises have been arranged in the following order:
(A) Article Writing
- Verbal Input
- Visual Input
(B) Speech Writing
- Verbal Input
- Visual Input
(C) Report Writing—3rd person point of view or
(D) Recounting experience/incident in the writer’s life
While writing a composition keep the following points in mind:
- Study carefully the hints/points given in verbal input.
- Arrange the given hints in the order you want to develop them for the article.
- Organise the points properly. Add your own ideas.
- Arrange the points in a logical order.
- Put them under different main headings.
- Add sub-points to the main points.
- Develop each point in a systematic or logical manner.
- Substantiate your arguments if you are writing on a debatable point.
- Introduce the topic, main idea/issue in the first few sentences.
- End your composition with a proper conclusion on the topic/issue.
Article Writing Format CBSE Class 11
Failure and success are part of life. Failures show us our weaknesses and help us to achieve success by conquering them. Write an article on ‘Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success’in 150 – 200 words. You are Girish/Garima.
Article Writing Examples with Answers Class 11 CBSE
You are Rachana/Rakesh. You have been asked to write an article for your school magazine titled ‘The Sights and Sounds of Our City’. You decide to observe a busy street in the main shopping area to collect material for your article. You note the following: —quiet in the morning—crowded in the afternoon—housewives out shopping—vehicular traffic—noise—vendors occupying pavements—stray cattle on the road—evening—lights transform the scene-people out for strolling—eating.
Write your article in 150-200 words using the above notes and your own ideas.
THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF OUR CITY
Railway Road of our city is a very busy street. It has shops, eating places and residential accommodation above the shops. The pavements on either side are occupied by the vendors. There are small kiosks of ‘pan-wallahs’ and the ironing man. The cobblers, vegetable sellers and cheap ready-made clothes sellers sit on the ground in front of the shops. Thus the wide road is reduced to a narrow lane.
There is peace and quietness in the morning as there is very little activity in the market. Children and adults are busy at home. The street comes to life as the day advances and the shops start opening. By 11 o’clock the street begins to hum with activities. People from villages start pouring in for shopping. Afternoons are busier as local housewives also go for shopping. As early evening approaches, more vegetable and fruit vendors appear. The scene is transformed with the switching on of lights. The atmosphere becomes bright, gay and festive. Well-dressed people can be seen shopping for children and visiting restaurants. It is indeed a time for family outing. Roads are crowded as people start coming back from offices, factories and outstations. The only blemish in this street is that stray cattle—cows, buffaloes, dogs, pigs and monkeys—wander freely on the road and cause inconvenience to all.
You are Sameer / Sameera, a student of Class XI-A. Clean drinking water is important for health. Write an article in 150-200 words for your school magazine about the importance of clean drinking water for a healthy life.
Clean Drinking Water Important For Health
We are well aware how important clean drinking water is for a healthy life. It should be particularly free from any contamination with sewerage water, as this can cause a variety of water-borne diseases. These can be typhoid, cholera or dysentery if contaminated water is consumed. In serious cases, this may result in long-term diseases like jaundice. No wonder that many suppliers of water make a living out of this!
Our water supply organisations like the Jal Boards and Municipalities should ensure that clean drinking water is supplied to all homes through a water pipeline connection. Any leakage in the pipelines must be repaired without delay to prevent contamination.
Under no circumstances should sewer water be allowed to mix wiifi water going to household taps. The filtration plants of the water supply utilities must function properly and their storage tanks must be cleaned periodically to ensure that the consumers of water do not fall ill. Let us all join to help them in this noble endeavour.
Article Writing Examples for Class 11 CBSE Pdf with Answers
We cannot imagine life without our mobile phones, TV sets and other modern gadgets. Write an article on ‘Role of Modern Gadgets’in 150-200 words. You are Rashi/Rishi.
ROLE OF MODERN GADGETS IN OUR LIFE
It is difficult to imagine a life without modern gadgets. Gadgets are electronically simplified applications that have been designed to make our life simple and convenient. The gadgets over the years have gained so much popularity and wide use that today they have become an integral part of our lives and it is difficult to go through a day without the help of these gadgets. Every day new gadgets are launched in the market with the sole purpose of serving us and we become proud to own a few of these. Gadgets are very important for a modern family where both husband and wife are working and do not have much time at their disposal. Gadgets come to their rescue and save a lot of time.
On the flip side, gadgets are responsible for making people engrossed in them’and forgetting social etiquette. Today we find that teens go berserk over the gadgets and whenever they find something new, they don’t get peace till they are able to check out the features in it. It is good to use gadgets in our lives, but to a certain limit only, and everyone must spend some quality time with family members instead of being engrossed in mobiles or watching TV.
Every activity that man indulges in creates pollution and waste of some kind. In fact, the need of the hour is to reduce pollution in all possible ways. Write an article on the topic ‘Reducing Pollution-Need of the Hour’in 150-200 words. You are Brinda, an environmentalist.
Reducing Pollution—Need Of The Hour
by Brinda, Environmentalist
Pollution is contamination of land, water and air. It is increasing daily due to human activities performed in day-to-day life in order to live conveniently. But this gradually leads to the dangerous depletion of the environment. Plastic used by man is a big nuisance because it causes pollution. Plastic never decays. If we burn it, it pollutes the air we breathe. If we dump it in rivers or the sea, it pollutes the water and kills marine life. Chemical fertilisers are another source of pollution of land and water.
In order to check pollution, the polluted effluents from factories should be treated suitably before being disposed off in water bodies. Plastic and other materials should be recycled wherever possible. New techniques should be adopted in motor vehicles to reduce pollution from engine exhausts. We should use environmentally safe cleaning liquids for use at home and other public places.
To trap solid particulate matter emitted by chimneys, appropriate filters should be used. Lofty smokestacks should be built. Gases should be discharged through exhaust pipes higher in the air. Chemical industries should not be allowed to be set up on the banks of rivers.
In view of the great danger to mankind, many countries in the world including India have passed laws to prevent pollution. But it has been seen that anti-pollution laws are not being obeyed rigorously, pushing pollution up to new levels.
Write an article for a newspaper in 150-200 words on the topic ‘The Problem of Unemployment in India.’Your are Nayan/Namita.
The Problem Of Unemployment In India
The problem of unemployment in India means the problem of providing work to those who are willing to work. A large number of educated and uneducated people, who are capable of working and are also willing to do it, roam here and there without any job. So, the problem has assumed an acute form.
The population is increasing by leaps and bounds, leaving a large section of the people unemployed. Even highly educated persons fail to get employment in India.
The economic and educational policy of the country should thus be reframed. Avenues for employment for the abundant labour should be provided by encouraging entrepreneurship. Besides this, stress must be laid on family planning. Every effort must be made to check the rapid rise in population. More stress should be laid on technical and vocational education.
Our country can advance economically, politically or socially only when the unemployment problem is solved. Frustration, drug addiction, even suicides, are by and large the evil results of unemployment.
Unrest and disorder has increased in society. It is, therefore, the duty of the government to make every possible effort to solve this problem.
Incidents of child abuse are on the rise, resulting in an increasing number of child deaths. You are Deepika/Deepak. Write an article in 150-200 words on the topic ‘Child Abuse’.
Sexual abuse of children has become rampant. Over a million reports of child abuse are made every year and it is believed that there are still many more cases unreported and undisclosed. The number of child deaths due to child neglect and abuse are also increasing to terrifying numbers. Children who are abused at a tender age undergo a psychological trauma that leads to lifelong depression and indifference to society and family. The worst part is that in most cases the culprits are those who are expected to protect and take care of the child.
Victims of child abuse never fully recover from the scars and, at times, suffer from distrust of others, hostility, depression, anxiety, inability to form close relationships and a host of other psychological and psychiatric problems. The only solution is the enactment of a law that protects the victims. Presently, the laws of the country are so liberal that a person who commits a crime once is inclined to repeat it because the consequences are not severe.
Besides the law, parents have an important role to play in checking child abuse. They should educate their children on social and cultural values as well as making children understand how to distinguish between a ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch’ and then act accordingly. Working parents should find time to look after their children rather than employ baby sitters.
You are concerned about the ongoing controversy regarding the media’s role in sensationalising news, moulding public opinion and moral policing. Write an article for a newspaper in 150-200 words on the topic ‘Role of Media-What Should it be?’. You are Mallika/Manish.
Role Of Media—What Should It Be?
The role of media is extremely vital in a country like India. But are the different media like press, print and electronic, playing a constructive role in shaping our society and nation? This question needs a positive answer. It is apparent that media has strayed from the required path and absolved its responsibility due to commercial pressures. ‘Profit is all’ is the dictum for them, whether it is the newspapers, magazines, news channels or the mushrooming FM radio stations.
They prefer to sensationalise every bit of information. Be it the marriages or reported affairs of popular movie stars or even the rescue operation of a child from a narrow ditch, they over-dramatise and exaggerate everything. Is this constructive?
The new trend of showing sting operations on the news channels has become an everyday occurrence. It is an easy but cheap way to gain popularity and increase the TRP of their channels. By resorting to such tactics, they are exploiting the freedom granted to them. Is this constructive?
The media should understand its responsibility and get down to the right business, leaving behind the alluring target of being number one. It should only focus at passing on correct and exact information without any comments for or against anyone.
On the occasion of Teachers Day (5th September) and International Literacy Day (8th September), write an article in 150-200 words on the topic ‘Each One Teach One’ for your school magazine. You are Sadhna/Suresh.
Each One Teach One
The slogan, ‘Each One Teach One’, is a motivation for the educated class to understand their moral and social responsibility of teaching at least one person. This makes a big difference in society.
We students have to work together for a noble mission to realise the dream of the National Literacy Mission. We envisage and dream of India where each person is literate-. Our learners are not necessarily children; they will include the vast number of adults who are illiterate for no fault of theirs. Even in our towns and cities, there are many such people. Let each one of us take up the challenge of educating at least one adult in our locality so that the person is able to read, write and understand at least in the local language.
The learning strategies that we have to adopt in our programme will be exploratory and interactive. Some of our objectives are to bring about basic learning of reading, writing and counting. We wish to promote better health and awareness. We also want to create awareness about democratic processes, rights, duties and obligations. We have to focus on the status of women and the girl child.
We must enable them to fight against exploitation and injustice and thus build their own self-confidence and .. respect. All this will be possible through spread of education and awareness. Then only will we be living up to the slogan, Each One Teach One.
Coaching centres for school-going children as well as for competitive examinations are proliferating. It is difficult to choose a satisfactory centre for coaching. Write some tips for selecting the right centre for a monthly publication as an article in 150-200 words with the title ‘Selecting the Right Coaching Centre’. You are Salim/Saraswati.
Selecting The Right Coaching Centre
One can find coaching centres, both for school-going children and competitive examinations, in every nook and corner of the city. They have proliferated due to the actions of both teachers and parents. Such centres boast of a guaranteed success rate by publishing inflated numbers regularly in leading newspapers and magazines. But, either as a parent or a student, how should you select one that is the best?
Before selecting a coaching centre, certain criteria should be kept in mind. A proper coaching centre must provide a proper competitive environment with a team of professional teachers and necessary study material. Mock tests and exams should be conducted on a regular basis and proper feedback should be provided to the students. Some coaching centres charge high fees, that too in lumpsum, and provide substandard teaching at their centre, so efforts should be made to find the right coaching centre after consulting many students taking coaching at various centres.
You are worried about the rampant deforestation going on and its effects on our lives in future. Based on this fact and the visual given below, write an article in 150 – 200 words with the title ‘Deforestation and its Effects’ for your school magazine. You are Nikhil / Neena.
Deforestation And Its Effects
Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses.
An estimated 7.3 million hectares of forest are lost each year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The effects are far-reaching and will prove disastrous for humanity in the long run.
Deforestation is considered to be one of the contributing factors to global climate change. Cutting trees impacts the global carbon cycle. This not only lessens the amount of carbon stored, it also releases carbon dioxide into the air. This is because when trees die, they release the stored carbon dioxide. Deforestation is the second largest human-caused source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, the first one being combustion in various forms.
Further, 70 per cent of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. It also has negative consequences for local populations and medicinal research, which rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine respectively.
There are many other problems like soil erosion, interruption of the water cycle etc which occur due to deforestation. So let us arrest this quickly to save our lives in future.
Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘Vocational Training as Part of the School Curriculum’ for your school magazine expressing your views on its need in the present scenario and suggesting steps to make it successful. You are Ashok / Arpita.
Vocational Training As Part Of
The School Curriculum
Our present system of school education has a major flaw that does not make a person ready for employment if that person has to forego further education for any reason. Many problems are faced by people who pass out from school in the competitive world because they cannot be employed. The only solution for this is to introduce vocational training as an essential part of the school curriculum.
The students who intend going for employment after schooling can get knowledge of professional courses through career counselling programmes arranged by the school. Then they should attempt suitable aptitude tests to choose the correct professional course. The practical training for each course must be arranged by the school either in their own premises or in suitable workshops or technical institutions.
After successful completion of the vocational course, employers should select them through campus interviews arranged by the school. In cases of self-employment, the schools can tie up with banks and other financial institutions for arranging loans. All these measures will involve a major change in the system of school education, but this is the need of the hour.
India has always respected women, but recent trends are disturbing, causing us to re-evaluate their status. Write an article on ‘Status of Women in Society’ in 150 – 200 words. You are Ram/Rama.
Status Of Women In Society
Women in India enjoyed a high status and position in ancient times. However, later on, during the middle period, their status deteriorated. Evidently, a majority of Indian women do not enjoy equal status to men currently.
It appears that the Indian woman is still not treated at par with the man in social and family life. Women’s position in the family very much depends upon the level of their education. The higher the level of her education, the greater equality she enjoys in the family. But even today, educated women, though they are earning, comply with the doctrine of male domination. Their education may have made them economically independent, but they still lack the needed self-confidence to assert their equality. The reason seems to be that they have been brought up in the prevailing cultural atmosphere of male dominated society. Thus, they have not been able to shake off its influence even after acquiring modern education.
However, society has started recognising their contribution. Women are excelling in almost every field and winning laurels. It is high time they are accorded an equal status in society for their intelligence, courage and compatibility.
Article Writing Examples for Class 11 Pdf
1 India is fast emerging as a major hub of cyber crime. It seems to be the worst affected nation online, with over three-quarters of Indian web surfers having fallen victim to cyber crimes, including computer viruses, online credit card fraud and identity theft. Write an article in 150-200 words on the topic ‘India Emerging as Major Centre for Cyber Crime’. You are Mona/ Rajat.
2. You are Mehak/ Bhavesh. A lot of homework is assigned to the students by their teachers. Most of the students copy the answers from the textbooks or from the guides, rendering the whole exercise useless. Write an article in 150-200 words on the topic ‘Should the Practice of Assigning Homework be Retained?’
3. You are very much worried about children who have become bookworms. They find no time to read anything other than their course books. Their parents also force them to do so. Their only anxiety is marks and more marks in the examination. Write an article for your school magazine in 150-200 words showing your anxiety about the trend titled ‘Marks and More Marks’. You are Mithir/ Ria.
4. You are Rohan/ Diksha of class XI. Write an article in 150-200 words for your school magazine on the topic ‘Aping of Western Culture by the Younger Generation’.
5. You are Mansi/ Shivam. Many of your friends are getting expensive gifts from their parents but not the attention and time of their parents. Write an article for your school magazine urging all the parents to give their time and moral support to their children, especially the adolescents. Also stress on how a secure home atmosphere plays a key role in promoting success in life. (150-200 words)
6. Today the 24 hour television news channel give us instant news from every nook and corner of the world. But the fact is that the importance of the newspaper remains intact. Write an article in 150-200 words expressing your views on ‘The Relevance of Newspapers’. You are Adirath/ Simran.
7. You are Sumit/ Smita. You are concerned about the changing attitude of politicians who are using religion for political gains. Write an article in 150-200 words for publication in a local daily suggesting to these people to separate religion from politics and work for the betterment of society.
8. Write an article in not more than 200 words condemning the use of furs and animal skins for making clothes and accessories. You are Bharti/ Rajesh.
9. You are Rohan/ Chavi. Every activity that man indulges in creates waste of some kind. Some of the waste can be recycled or reused. In fact, the need of the hour is to conserve Earth’s resources in all possible ways. Write an article on the topic ‘Conservation, Need of the Hour’ in 150-200 words.
10. Narendra is allergic to smoking and wants a complete ban on smoking in public places. He writes an article for a prominent daily newspaper titled ‘The Evils of Smoking’. Write the article for him in 150-200 words. You are Mehak/ Mehul.
11. ‘What People Read is What People Believe’. You are concerned about the ongoing controversy regarding the media’s role in sensationalising news, moulding public opinion and moral policing. Write an article emphasising the responsibility of the media. You are Mohan/ Bhavika.
12. Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘Drug Abuse among Students’ to bring out the idea that drug addiction harms both the addict as well as society, basing it on the picture given below. You ’ Praveen / Pooja.
13. You are worried about the various forms of pollution caused by the explosion of crackers during the Diwali festival, marriages and other celebrations. Based on the visual given below, write an article in 150-200 words for your school magazine on ‘Say No to Crackers’ to bring out your concern and suggest alternatives. You are Saloni / Devendra of class XI-A.
14. You are Rashmi/ Sachin of class XI-B. You are worried that your generation of students is crazy about fast foods without realising the harm they cause. Write an article for your school magazine in 150-200 words on the topic ‘How Fast Foods Harm’ based on what you know about the dangers of consuming such foodstuffs.
15. Your father was killed in the November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. You were deeply affected by this tragedy. You decide to write an article for a national daily in 150-200 words on the topic ‘Terrorism, a Threat to Global Peace’ based on the visual given below. Write the article. You are Karan/ Nandini.