So, in attempting to write with a more formal tone, I made my first draft very, very devoid of my voice. Which is frustrating. But I’m going back and fixing it. And hey, that’s what drafting is for.
Also, trying to make sure I weave a story in with my argument. And weave my argument into my paper, just to make sure it is tying together for readers, because I know what I’m trying to say, but that doesn’t mean everyone will know what I’m trying to say.