Formal Writing Style of Essay Writing

Formal Writing Style of Essay Writing

Let’s have a look at formal writing of formal writing style in detail.
It is essential that you employ these techniques in your essay writing, to not only make sure you are using correct structure, it also gives your answer more authority.

Perspective of Formal Writing Style

Perspective of Formal Writing Style
Impersonal writing involves using objective details that do not refer to ‘you’.
For instance, ‘we’ needs to be replaced by specifically who ‘we’ represents.
‘We have a problem with crime’ becomes: ‘Australia has a higher than average level of criminal activity’.

Grammar of Formal Writing Style

Grammar of Formal Writing Style
Perfect grammar involves using grammar according to its rules.
You should focus on adding complex sentences in your essay writing, which are structured in a proper way.

  • e.g. In the text, the theme of belonging is expressed through hyperbole and irony, techniques which enhance the sense of Juliet’s attachment to her home.

Correct Tense

Correct Tense
Tense depends on whether you are writing about something that has happened previously (past); or is a constant (present).

  • e.g. ‘Gerard is portrayed as a rebellious teenager, whose distrust of authority often causes conflict between his family, and results in violent outbursts.’

This is in ‘present’ tense because you are arguing this is an unchanging representation of the story.
If you were to discuss the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’:
The history of the event is in past tense.
The effects on society today are present.

Language of Formal Writing Style

Language of Formal Writing Style
Language needs to be simple and specific.
Let’s go through some rights and wrongs:
Right: Several species of American beaver are threatened with extinction as the result of heavy forest clearance and introduced species.
Let’s go through some rights and wrongs:

  • Wrong: Tragically, many unfortunate animals are threatened by logging.
  • Wrong: Species of furry little beavers are needlessly threatened by the reckless and dangerous activity of unprecedented forest clearance.
  • Wrong: Beavers are dying because of people.

Organisation of Formal Writing Style

Organisation of Formal Writing Style
Your writing must interpret ideas, discuss them and represent them as fact.

  • “The raven is a symbol which indicates desperation, and seeks to represent the narrator as ‘desperate’.”
    This statement is entirely opinion, yet is portrayed as if it were fact.

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