The TAV Times accepts articles from all TAV students. You do not have to be a staff writer to have your article published.
Educate yourself on how to write articles as well as the TAV Times article submission guidelines before submitting.
When you’re ready to submit your content / article, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Contribution (Month)
On this page:
- News Articles
- Opinion Articles
- Lifestyle Articles
How to Write: News Articles
News articles, as the title suggests, reports news (new information). News articles should cover factual, recent information about a real life event that took place, or is currently taking place. The reporter (or journalist) should have first-hand research about the news story. These articles should not contain any opinions and should stick to the facts about what happened. They should also contain the 5 W’s and 1 H: who, what, where, when, why and how?
How to Write: Opinion Articles
Opinion articles present the writer’s opinion on an issue. Alan Weintraut of
Annandale High School writes, “Much in the same manner of a lawyer, editorial/opinion writers build on an argument and try to persuade readers to think the same way they do. Opinion articles are meant to influence public opinion, promote critical thinking, and sometimes cause people to take action on an issue. In essence, an opinion article is an opinionated news story.”
How to Write: Lifestyle Articles
These articles can be more fun. They address topics such as the best coffee in the city or a film review. However, don’t think that these are the easiest to write … they still require a significant amount of research, or in this case, fieldwork. If you are writing an article about the best coffee in the city, the best way to write the article is to go out and taste the coffee from various shops in the city, and better yet, take photos of your day! This will not only show your readers that you went and actually tried the coffee, but it will adds a visual story element to your article.
Other Contribution Content
Students are also welcome to submit other content that would be generally found in a publication:
- Crossword puzzles
- Spot the difference games
- Short stories
- Caption contests
- Not sure of your idea? Send us an email!
Our article submission guidelines:
- You must submit at least one original photograph with your article.
- You must run your article through Grammarly before submitting.
- You must list your sources at the end of the article (if you have any.) In other words, for example, if you made reference to another article, you must provide the hyperlink to that article at the bottom of the page.