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               Informal Style
• 1st and 2nd person pronouns, slang,
  contractions
• Free use of humor and sarcasm
• Subjective tone (reveals the writer’s
  experiences, emotions, personality)
• Personal narratives and essays, journals,
  poetry, etc.
                Formal Style

• 3rd person pronouns, no slang, no contractions
• Limited use of humor and sarcasm
• Objective tone (focuses on writer’s ideas about
  the topic)
• Most academic writing should use a formal
  style (assume so unless told otherwise).
                   Examples
• My best friend Jessica’s house provides a
  relaxing escape from the everyday pressures
  of life and is a place where I can just be myself.
• Jessica Smith’s house provides a relaxing
  escape from the everyday pressures of life
  and is a place where close friends can just be
  themselves.
• I have many wonderful memories of my time
  playing sports at the old City Park baseball
  complex.
• Those who participated in sports at the old
  City Park sports complex have many
  wonderful memories of their playing time.
• The tourist attractions at Wisconsin Dells are
  OK, but, if you really want to experience the
  Dells, you have to explore nature.
• The tourist attractions at Wisconsin Dells are
  entertaining, but, if visitors really want to
  experience the Dells, they have to explore
  nature.
• Because so many citizens come together during
  the town’s 4th of July celebrations, a lot of stuff
  happens that does not take place at any other
  time of the year.
• Because so many citizens come together
  during the town’s 4th of July celebrations,
  what happens there often does not take place
  at any other time of the year.
• The school is full of unique individuals. For
  instance, there’s Danny Smith. What a
  hilarious guy!
• The school is full of unique individuals. For
  instance, there is Danny Smith, who is
  known for his unusual sense of humor.

				
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