Different situations call for different ways of putting words together. The way we write in academics differs greatly from the way we write a quick email to peers or colleagues. The tone, vocabulary, and syntax, all change as the occasion changes. This difference in the styles of writing is the difference between formal and informal writing.
In this 60 minute session, the COE Writing Center will help understand the difference in academic writing and what informal writing looks like in English and when it's appropriate to use informal writing. This session is open to all COE students, but might be most beneficial to first year, international graduate students.