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HKUSPACE CC / HPSHCC L01 - Academic Style 1 EAP I P.1_________________________________________________________________________________L01 – Academic Style 1In IAE (Introduction to Academic English), you have learnt the difference between ‘GeneralEnglish’ and ‘Academic English’, such as informal writing in General English versus formalwriting in Academic English. But what exactly are formal writing and informal writing?*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***Task 1 – Identifying formalityBelow are three excerpts. Can you identify the contexteach one may be found in?Excerpt 1 (___________________________________)A clear problem in academic writing is that of the assessor or ‘assignment setter’, asdescribed by Ivanic and Simpson (1992). They noted that “this person is posing achallenge and a threat to the student, and positioning him as a writer, and exercisingcontrol over him. However stimulating the assignment may be . . . it is also face-threatening because it will be judged.” (Ivanic & Simpson, 1992, p.146) Students’knowledge that the work they have written will be assessed may oblige them toconsider their writing from different perspectives, namely what they deem acceptableand what their tutors deem acceptable. This is often difficult for students to achieve.Excerpt 2 (___________________________________)?4U. Who 8 my pizza? CYAL8R. <3(Retrieved 25 June 2008 from)Excerpt 3 (___________________________________)I don’t think there is a case for this argument at all. How could anyone imagineputting such a proposal forward when it’s so clearly ludicrous? I believe that themore people are aware of this issue, the better off we would all be.

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Formal system, natural language, Formal language

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