Student articles

How to write an article for a school magazine

Below we have compiled a list of student articles for a school magazine and instructions on how to write them:

Opinions on new governmental policies

Go to the government website of your country. Choose a topic that seems interesting and browse the government's plans, news and documents related to that topic until you find an article that you want to write about.

When starting your article for a school magazine, begin by writing down your understanding of the article in your own words. Ask yourself and answer the following questions: Why did you choose this article? What is your opinion on the topic mentioned in the article? Do you think it is good or bad? Explain why.

Stories that are trending

Explore google trends and select your country or a country you would like to know about. Filter by categories you find interesting. Find a trending topic and use this for your article for a school magazine. Write down what you think about this topic. How does it relate to how things were in the past? Why do you think this topic is trending now? Do you think this topic will be trending for a long time? Explain why you go along with your opinion.

Social issues like dating, religion, diversity etc.

You can even start this article for a school magazine before doing any research. Begin by writing down, what you think of dating, religion, diversity etc. What is your opinion on these issues? Do you have any personal experiences related to these social issues that you would like to share?

If you find it difficult to write about these topics, you could explain why. Your opinion and thoughts are valuable information that you could share.

School policy and rules

Start by going to your schools website and looking up your school's policy and rules. If your school's website does not list the policies and rules, or your school doesn't have a website, ask your teacher where you can find this information.

Choose a specific rule or policy to write about. Do you agree with it? Why? How do you think this policy or rule affects the students at your school? Do you think it is a good or bad policy or rule? Why?

School classes and subjects

Pick a class or subject you enjoy and explain what it's about. Write about what you like about and what you don't like about it. Is there anything you would change to improve the class? Do some research on the subject and explain how you would apply the material in real life. Are there any specific jobs for which you need this subject?

Address the students that will be reading your article. Compile a few tips to help others in the class to get good grades or add a fun 'did you know?' section to your article about the subject.

What makes a good teacher/principal?
Imagine if you were a teacher or principal for a day, what do you think a day in their life looks like? You could try to get an appointment with a teacher or the principal and interview them about their job.

What are some unexpected things that are also part of their job? What are some of the things that you would enjoy doing? What are things you wouldn't enjoy? Is there anything you would do differently if you were to have their job for a day? Do you have any personal experiences with a teacher or principal? What would you do differently and why?

What makes a good student?
Begin by writing down what you think makes the perfect student. Do you think you are a good student? Why or why not? Do you know anyone else who is a very good or bad student? Why?

Interview some of your friends, classmates and teachers to find out what they think makes a good student. Comparing the results from these interviews can be very interesting. Especially because a teacher may have different opinions on what makes a good student compared to one of your friends or classmates.

We hope the tips above help you get started on your school magazine. Log in or create your free account and start your own magazine. If you get stuck writing, feel free to refer back to this article for inspiration. Good luck and have fun.