1. First paragraph
The first one or two sentences should tell who, what, when, where, and why. Try to hook the reader by beginning with a funny, clever, or surprising statement.
2. Second/Third/Fourth paragraphs
These should give the reader the details. Include one or two quotes from people that were interviewed. Write in the third person (he, she, it, they). Be objective -- never state your opinion. Use quotes to express others' opinions!
3. Last paragraph
Wrap it up somehow ( don't leave the reader hanging. Please don't say...."In conclusion" or "To finish..." Try ending with a quote or a catchy phrase.
Key items to remember:
* Use active words (verbs that show what's really happening.)
* Take notes when you interview. Write down quotes!
* Tell the really interesting info first!