Readable Content

Good: https://broadbandnow.com/guides/cable-bundle-vs-streaming (author – Broadband Team)

Bad: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/01/26/streaming-still-cheaper-than-cable-even-price-hikes-netflix/2684210002/ (author – Jefferson Graham)

After reading both articles, I realized that the article by the Broadband Team does a better job of writing an article that is easier to read all the way through than the other article by Jefferson Graham. Streaming services have taken over our lives and people are still asking if they should get rid of cable altogether or not, in which both articles tackle this growing craze. 

According to the guide from the Australian Government about content structure, the writing should be broken up in short simple paragraphs with 2-3 sentences in each or use bullet points to get the point across. The Broadband Now article has both very short and simple paragraphs with bullet points for each section to enforce the point. While the USA Today article has short paragraphs there are no bullet points and has almost too many paragraphs that can turn the reader away.

In addition, the guide states that having headings and subheadings can help the reader to understand the content. The more favorable article breaks the article up into seven sections with different headings to tell the reader what it will be about that helps to support the article. The article written by Jefferson Graham, is not split up into sections and is just one lengthy article and doesn’t do much to engage the reader.

While reading articles online, it can become difficult and hurt my eyes depending on how it is set up. As I was reading the articles I realized the better article was more spaced out and I didn’t have a problem with it. The other article, however, became more demanding to read because it was more condensed and wordier than it needed to be.

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