Informal Writing Diction
Why You Should Avoid It • Using a formal tone helps establish the writers respect for the audience. • It also suggests that the writer is serious about the topic. • Using informal writing is like wearing casual clothes to a formal event.
How to Avoid it • Do not use first person. • Avoid using contractions. • Avoid colloquialism and slang. • Do not overuse short and simple sentences. • Avoid abbreviated versions of words.
Example • “As the price of five dollars was reasonable, I decided to make the purchase without further thought.” • “It was, like, five bucks, so I was like, okay.”