Writing academic English: being formal

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Date: 12 February 2019
Venue: Room 4D24 (Library), Frenchay Campus
Venue Location: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/visitus/campusmapsandinformation/frenchaycampus/frenchaycampusmaps.aspx
Time: 12:00-13:00

How to attend

If you are interested in attending this event, please register via InfoHub.


This session will explain why you need to be formal in your academic writing and how to do this. You will learn to identify the differences between formal and informal language and have the opportunity to practise writing formally.

This workshop is a part of the Communication Skills for International Students (CSIS) programme. It is aimed at speakers of English as a second language.

Please use the following links to access the course materials: activity pack.


  • To identify what makes academic writing formal
  • To apply the features of formal writing to academic work
  • To understand what transferable skills this session will teach you for use in your future employment.

If you have any questions or any accessibility needs, please do contact UWE Bristol library.

Cost: Free
E-mail: askalibrarian@uwe.ac.uk

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