Choose a good Title for your writing. Because readers often decide whether they want to read something solely on the basis of its title, try to draft a title that is clear, accurate and interesting.
A good title does several things.
• First, it predicts content.
• Second, it catches the reader’s interest.
• Third, it reflects the tone or slant of the piece of writing.
• Fourth, it contains keywords that will make it easy to access by a computer search.
Notice how the title Artemisia Gentileschi : Artist against The Grain meets the criteria for a good title. It tells you the piece is about the artist Aritemisia Gentileschi. It piques your interest to learn why she was considered against the grain. It reflects a positive tone to the piece. It contains keywords that would allow a reader to find it quickly in an online search. Do resist giving your projects cute or facetious titles. They may fall flat with your readers and they can mislead someone who’s trying to classify or find your work.
Other Pages in This Section :
• Write Strong Leads.
• Keep Your Writing Tight And Unified.
• Keep Your Sentences and Paragraphs to a Reasonable Length.
• Chunk Your Writing Into Manageable Units.
• Avoid Antagonizing Your Readers.
• Make Your Writing Look Good.
• Use Figurative And Connotative Language Sparingly.
• Avoid Stereotypes And Offensive Labeling.
• Maintain A Civil Tone.
Successful Writing Index