If you have never written scientific articles, remember: it all happens once the first time! After you have decided on the purpose of the article, the structure and theses, start writing without rereading the text (without returns)! Very often, the “internal critic” does not allow you to quickly cope with the task of presenting basic thoughts. In the scientific and methodical article it is necessary to separate the processes of semantic presentation and emotional perception of the text. Before writing an article, decide what you understand about the content of the various parts of the article, and what you have to think about. Start writing with those fragments that are simpler to present. So you will not only save time, but, perhaps, in the course of writing, clarify those parts that seemed vague. Understanding the issue often deepens as it is presented, as well as the appetite that comes with eating! If you have children’s work or ready-made examples, first structure them in a certain logic and sequence, and then write the necessary comments and conclusions to them.
If you have difficulties with time, then “cut the elephant in pieces”! That is, first write the part that inspires you the most or is better defined by content, and then the rest. The great writer M. Sholokhov had a motto: “Every day line by line”! In this case, it is appropriate to rephrase: every day one completed semantic fragment! Try to title the written parts (regardless of whether the names will be needed in the future or not). After a break in writing, it will be easier to immediately follow the general plan, reading only the titles, rather than rereading all the written content of the fragments. Do not waste time editing individual finished parts. The article is best edited when all its parts are joined together. Begin to “decorate”, “clean” and polish the text only after completing the work on the presentation of the entire content of the text. To do this, use ready-made and samples of texts you like.
Sometimes it helps to pre-read any beautiful prose texts and even haiku. At the same time, remember that your task is not to create a separate work (another “Pedagogical poem”), but to share new ideas and experiences, so easily borrow ready-made expressions, metaphors, examples, quotes, etc. Please note that many, even great writers have edited and rewritten their texts many times! It is recommended to include diagrams and tables in the article, since the visual system is more speedy in information processing. Readers usually first look at the pictures and selected text fragments. Sometimes, on the basis of external impressions of acquaintance with them, the following decision is made: read the article carefully or not.
If you have statistics on your ED, be sure to include them in the final part of the article, since for many they are a convincing testimony to the quality, depth and scientific character of your activity! Think over the best way to design them. When writing an article, immediately use the useful tools of the computer: spell check, synonyms, various settings (spacing, font, alignment, etc.). It is better to install them before starting to write an article so as not to do double work later. Strategy writing articles, like many other creative strategies, are developed and automated in the process of their implementation. Practice shows that if you have gained experience writing 3 4 articles, the subsequent creation of scientific and methodological texts becomes simpler and faster. As you progress in their writing, editing text takes less and less time, it produces a taste for their creation. The strategy outlined here is based on the mode of thinking from the general to the particular. You can rearrange it in the opposite direction and add analog transitions in the activity. The author of the recommendations does not claim their universality.