|Formality is required in every aspect||Can be as formal or informal as you want, it all depends on what your purpose is|
|Structured layout and clear||Should also be clear, but layout is your choice|
|Typically five paragraphs||As long or short as you want it to be|
|Topic is usually chosen for you||Topic choice is yours and usually based on something that interests you|
|Must use words like ‘it is’, ‘cannot’, or ‘would not’||Can use ‘it’s’, ‘wouldn’t’, ‘can’t’, and whatever other contractions you want|
|Feedback is formal and (hopefully) constructive||Feedback (if any) hopefully gets a conversation going|
|Deadlines are set for you and typically set in stone||You set your own deadlines and then feel guilty when you miss them|
Now I want to hear from you!
What were the biggest differences you experienced between writing for school as opposed to writing for fun?
Let me know down below!
*Once again, picture at start is not mine. Found on Google through searching “writing”*