Do not use rhetorical questions A rhetorical question is a question for which no answer is expected.
You should not risk your point being misunderstood: make your point clear and 'up front'; for example: Notice that you can change your rhetorical questions into statements and still use them effectively in an essay. Place adverbs within the verb Adverbs should be placed within the verb group rather than in the initial or final positions.
Formal language does not use colloquialisms, contractions or first person pronouns such as ‘I’ or ‘We’. It is used when communicating with friends or family either in writing or in conversation.
It is used when writing personal emails, text messages and in some business correspondence.
Whether or not you agree, these forms are rarely seen in academic writing (like contractions).
Do not use contractions Contractions are the words formed from two abbreviated words, such as "don't", "can't" and "won't". They do not provide the exactness needed in an academic setting (Fowler & Allen, 1992). Avoid using run-on expressions Run on expressions include phrases such as 'and so forth', 'and so on' or 'etc'.