Formal & Informal Writing: Structure & Elements


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What is a good way to decide when to use formal or informal writing?

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1. Formal writing should be written from what point of view?

2. What is one of the bigger differences between formal and informal writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Formal and informal writing formats have a specific structure and contain different elements, and you can see what you know about these formats quickly using the worksheet/quiz combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are on the quiz:

  • Point of view of formal writing
  • When to use formal or informal writing
  • How formal pieces of writing are structured to keep organization
  • What formal and informal writing needs to be
  • A huge difference between formal and informal writing

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as formal and informal writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what informal and formal writing need to have
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the point of view that formal writing should have and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you still seek knowledge about these writing formats, use the lesson titled Formal & Informal Writing: Structure & Elements. It is designed to help you:

  • Understand the purpose of writing
  • Review attributes of formal writing
  • See how informal writing should be structured