Tone and Voice

To help you figure out the details of Tone, Style, and Voice, we’ve curated a short list of webpages and handouts from top university writing centers! Check ’em out below!

Wheaton college: style diction, and tone

Purdue OWL on appropriate language:

Purdue OWL on Active and Passive voice:

Purdue OWL, style/genre writing:

Walden U: Scholarly voice:

Cambridge: Do’s and Don’t (Do’s and Do not’s?)


Bonus: genre in academic writing!


Double bonus: Email Etiquette!