Formal Writing: Definition, Rules & Examples


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Which type of writing is considered correct for all situations?

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1. Which of these is not a rule of formal writing?

2. Why should clichés be avoided in formal writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and associated worksheet will test you on the rules and best practices in formal writing. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include which perspective should be used in formal writing and why cliches should be avoided.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of formal writing:

  • General rules of formal writing
  • Use of cliches
  • The perspective that should be used in formal writing
  • Importance of a thesis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the rules of formal writing
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about categories of writing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding formal writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure of formal writing

Additional Learning

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

  • Define formal writing
  • Discuss audience and purpose
  • Learn about the rules of formal writing
  • Review examples of formal writing