Writing academic English: being formal

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Date: 13 July 2021
Venue: Online via Blackboard Collaborate (book via Infohub)
Time: 13:00 - 14:00


This session will explain when and 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 practice looking for these difference and how to apply this in your writing.

This workshop is a part of the Communication Skills for International Students programme (CSIS). It is designed for international students and students who use English as an additional language.

Workshop objectives:

To feel more confident about:

  • identifying what makes academic writing formal
  • applying the features of formal writing to your own academic work

How to attend

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

This workshop will take place online in Blackboard Collaborate - guidance on using Collaborate is available. The workshop will have interactive elements and we recommend that if possible you use a laptop or PC with Chrome or Firefox as your browser. You may wish to use an additional mobile device or another tab in your browser for the interactive elements.

Once you have booked your place on the workshop, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the session materials and to the Blackboard Collaborate meeting room.

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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