Congratulations to Wynter R. for winning Best Content in the month of April. Read her article and its analysis below.
Keyword: immigration lawyer
The writer demonstrates their authority by providing information that is very specific to the needs of a particular audience — in this case immigrants. Instead of sharing information that could apply to anyone, the writer explains and examines how using marijuana in states that have legalized marijuana can or will affect immigrants differently than US citizens. Often, an article might have an interesting angle that addresses a specific audience but then delivers information that could apply to most people. The level of specificity in this article shows the writer is knowledgeable about marijuana legalization and how it affects immigrants. The two sections in the article clearly outline problems immigrants could face and give advice on how to avoid or deal with those problems.
Legal articles can get complicated with wordy explanations and obscure vocabulary. Here, though, the writer uses simple, clear language to explain a complex issue. The tone is conversational but professional.
The information is easy to scan and follow because the writer uses section headings, uses plenty of paragraphs breaks, and properly uses bullets to list short items. The article has only two sections, but each section has a heading that clearly states what information the section will provide. The first section outlines possible problems, and then the second section follows up with some advice on how to handle those problems. The reader can easily follow the flow of thought and doesn’t get bogged down in text blocks.
This article has high use value because it addresses a fairly current legal change and how it affects a specific audience. The legalization of marijuana in various states impacts many laws and people, and choosing to address a new issue like that rather than more routine immigration issues makes the article more timely and unique to new changes in people’s lives.
Writers who decide to write about a current event or issue often address it in a very common way. They usually keep the audience broad or the information basic, so other articles focused on the same current event provide similar information. By focusing on a specific audience, the writer is able to provide new or lesser-known information that addresses very particular or individualized problems. Therefore, the ideation naturally provides a more unique, interesting article.