Key Information:

Date and time
Tue 06 December 2022
14:00 - 15:00
Online: Blackboard Collaborate
UWE Bristol Library
Booking required


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This session will explore 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 apply these features to academic work.

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

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. You can access session materials beforehand from the Study Skills Blackboard course.

Workshop objectives

To feel more confident about:

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

How to attend

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

The meeting room for this workshop and session materials are on the Study Skills Blackboard course.

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


This is an online event: Blackboard Collaborate