How to Establish and Maintain a Formal Writing Style


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Which kind of writing does NOT use a formal style?

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1. What is a contraction?

2. Which of these is NOT a personal pronoun?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess what you've learned about creating a formal style of writing. Some of the things you'll be tested on include examples of slang and personal pronouns, and the types of writing that use a formal style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Types of writing that use a formal style
  • Definition of a contraction
  • Personal pronouns
  • Slang
  • How to write numbers in formal writing
  • The most important aspect in writing in a formal style

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about formal writing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of words to avoid in formal writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about key concepts, including contractions and personal pronouns

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of writing, review the corresponding lesson on Establishing a Formal Writing Style. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what a formal writing style is and when to use it
  • Learn how to create a formal style through word choice
  • Discuss why it's important to avoid contractions, slang, and personal pronouns in formal writing
  • Explore how a thesaurus can be a useful tool for formal writing