When Should formal writing be used?

Formal writing is written for an audience you do not know on a personal level. It is often the main style in academic writing (unless otherwise noted) and is more complex than informal writing. Formal writing is serious.

Is it okay to use us in an essay?

1st Person Plural Avoid using we or us in an essay. Saying ‘Let us now turn to the issue of manumission’ sounds pretentious. If you must guide the reader through your argument, use: ‘Turning (now) to the issue of manumission’.

When should paragraphs be used?

You should start a new paragraph when: When you begin a new idea or point. New ideas should always start in new paragraphs. If you have an extended idea that spans multiple paragraphs, each new point within that idea should have its own paragraph.

What is the purpose of paragraphs?

The purpose of a paragraph is to express a speaker’s thoughts on a particular point in a clear way that is unique and specific to that paragraph. In other words, paragraphs shouldn’t be mixing thoughts or ideas.