To contribute to Econfinity you can choose any of the following formats and send the articles to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your social media handles, short bio, and a picture.
|Analysis / Opinion||800 – 1500|
|Long Essays||3000 – 3500|
|Learning / Reporting Series||1000|
- Introduction – The introduction is the most important aspect of the article, it’s our only opportunity to grab the reader’s attention and make sure that they read the article in its entirety, therefore maintaining a good flow. The introduction should be crisp, concise and intriguing.
- Body – Evidence for the main points and arguments.
- Conclusion – Sum up the important statements made. Make it compelling, leave the readers thinking.
- Key Takeaways – 3-4 important points that you want the readers to take away from the article.
- Further Readings – List down a few sources where readers can find more information on the topic. It could be articles, books, podcasts, shows, movies, etc.
- Synopsis – A brief note on what is being conveyed in your essay. An abstract idea of what to expect while reading the piece.
- Followed by the format listed under analysis/opinions.
- Data visualization
- Key Takeaways
- Further Readings
- Something, as basic as the format of the word document goes a long way in creating an impact. Try to stick to the following format that is generally acceptable everywhere
- Font Specifications: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Headings in Title Case
- Bold Spacing between lines: 1.15. Do not put multiple gaps between paragraphs. Write in the next line itself.
- The above format is exhaustive. Please refrain from doing anything extra. All text should always be black. Use of any other colour is a big no.
- The name of the word document should be exactly the same as the topic assigned to you. Do not capitalize on the whole topic. For instance “Indian Economy” not “INDIAN ECONOMY”.
Writing Style & Plagiarism
- To avoid a monotonous tone, try to mix up the number of words that you use in a sentence. However, there can always be a variety of using too many words in a single sentence itself. Be careful about using really long sentences.
- Avoid gobbledygooks, our aim is to spread to knowledge to non – academics as well. We are not fond of jargon and complex sentences. The content should be written in a language that would interest the youth, simple yet hard-hitting/effective. Academic writing and journalistic writing are different and cater to different audiences, steer clear of strict academic diction. The purpose of your writing is to inform, share your opinion, and initiate conversations. Be creative and experiment with your writing style, but never lose sight of the purpose of your writing.
- Do not add any pictures/ data table in the document. Send it separately in the mail with the source.
- If you require more words please make sure that your tone is monotonous and ONLY expand if there is enough information available. If you need any assistance in presenting extra information please contact the editor.
- While writing, imagine yourself as a reader. Would you read this article? How can it be made more interesting? Is it relevant?
- While using data, make the data speak. Don’t just place numbers, weave into your argument, inform people how it affects them, trigger a response. Don’t use data like you would in a report.
- Run your article through Grammarly, so as to ensure that it is free from small grammatical errors. Again, this is something that we will assist you with and personally take care of. Although it will help you to establish your credibility as a quality writer.
As writers, plagiarism is considered a big taboo. We at Econfinity, expect you to follow an honour code and not plagiarise content from any other sources and mark it as your own. In addition to this please cite all the data you are using to support arguments and make your points. Wikipedia is a big no-no, please refrain from using Wikipedia to cite sources. For opinion pieces and other smaller pieces use a hyperlink to cite sources and for longer essay-type articles follow APA 6th edition guidelines.