Article Writing Toolkit

MSU Extension Article Writing Toolkit

Michigan residents have been turning to MSU Extension for answers to their most pressing questions for more than 100 years, and increasingly they use the internet to find these answers. As MSU Extension continues to adapt to continue to meet people where they are, we have increasingly provided information online through educational articles, resources and videos. 

Writing articles, in particular, helps bring the vast knowledge and resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses throughout Michigan and the world. People increasingly turn to search engines or simply ask their smart device 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, and the many ways that people can connect with us and get involved.

The Article Writing Toolkit serves as a comprehensive introduction to new and a refresher for experienced staff on the writing, reviewing and submitting of educational articles to the MSU Extension website. 

The Toolkit is an interactive PDF that includes a quick guide, writing tips, how to properly source and cite other sources, article types, evergreen and event articles, incorporating recipes, how to review articles and how to submit articles. 

Also included are an updated list of topical categories found on the MSU Extension website and an updated article template.

Read the Article Writing Toolkit

Article Template

Website topical categories

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