Knowledge of Language

  1. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
    1. Maintain consistency in style and tone.
8.2 Knowledge of Language
Lesson D

Use Consistent Style and Tone

When you write or speak, it is important to be consistent in your style and tone. The style and tone in writing and speaking needs to match the purpose for writing or speaking.

For example, you should use a casual style and tone if you are writing an e-mail to a friend. You should use a more formal style and tone if you are writing a report for your social studies assignment.

    • Style refers to the way you put your writing together. It refers to your choice of sentence patterns, your overall choice of words, and the specific vocabulary you use.
    • Tone refers to how you say or write something. You might choose a serious tone for a serious topic and a humorous tone for a funny story.

To learn more about how to maintain a consistent style and tone, follow the link below.