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Levels of Formality in Science Writing: To Be or Not to Be & Re-run

Are you an aspiring science writer? Science writers play an essential role in explaining complex scientific information and bringing the news of remarkable discoveries to the public. The first step to learning about science writing is mastering informal and formal language.


In ‘Levels of Formality’, students will:

  • Explore and evaluate features of informal and formal language relating to science
  • Produce a short science text

Code(s) WRW-015-001 WRW-015-002
Date(s) 23 Feb 2021 10 Mar 2021 (Re-run)
Time 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Venue(s) Online via Zoom Online via Zoom
Facilitator(s) Rachel Ho, Language Activity Officer Francis Shum, Language Activity Offier
Duration 2 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 25
Eligibility All HKUST UG students are welcome.
Medium of Communication English
Registration Dates 9 - 17 Feb 2021, 9 Feb - 3 Mar 2021 (Re-run)

If you have any further questions, please contact us at:
E-mail: lcwrite@ust.hk
Telephone: (852) 2358-7851
Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)


  1. All sessions of the activity will be conducted online. Please go through the guidelines here, which detail the preparation and computer equipment required, before joining in the event.
  2. All sessions offered in this term listed as below:
    • Tue 23 Feb 2021 (12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.)
    • Wed 10 Mar 2021 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) (Re-run)
  3. Please note that the workshop facilitator reserves the right to cancel the workshop in case of insufficient attendance.

Online Registration Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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