Article Writing Toolkit

Michigan residents have been turning to MSU Extension for answers to their most pressing questions for more than 100 years, and digital communication is more important than ever. As MSU Extension continues to adapt to continue to meet people where they are, we have emphasized providing information online through educational articles, publications and videos. 

Writing articles helps bring the vast knowledge and resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses throughout Michigan and the world. People utilize search engines or simply ask their phone to find an answer to their questions, and our educational articles are providing answers millions of times a year. 

The more people who read our articles, the more people know about MSU Extension – who we are, what we do, what we offer, how we can help, and the many ways that people can connect with us to get involved.

Article Writing Resources

  • MSU Extension article revision and retirement guidelines

    Published on May 25, 2021
    MSU Extension has a wealth on online content directly from MSU Extension educators. These guidelines help educators understand the process of evaluating and updating or removing online educational articles.

  • MSU Extension Article Writing Template

    Published on March 30, 2021
    MSU's Extension for staff who submit educational news articles for publication on the MSU Extension website.

  • MSU Extension Article Writing Toolkit

    Published on January 18, 2021
    A how-to guide and informational resource covering the purpose of articles, the essentials of a quality article, citing sources, reviewing articles and submitting articles.

MSU Extension Article Writing Toolkit D2L Course

This self-paced course reviews and elaborates upon the content contained in the MSU Extension Article Writing Toolkit.