Aim: Raise students' awareness of register and develop their ability to manipulate it in their writing.
Moodle modules: Lesson
Extra programs: None
Ease of setup: ***
Before we help students to use register appropriately in their writing, we first need to make them aware of it. We can then set up a task which gets them to use what they've learned. In this activity, students will be asked to distinguish between formal and informal styles of writing.
Formal writing is characterized by more attention to accuracy, clarity of meaning, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and choice of more neutral vocabulary. By contrast, an informal style is often chosen where writers don't feel it is necessary to be so clear, ...