Is 'This/that way' a colloquial way of saying 'In this/that way?'. 'In this/that way' to me sounds close to mean 'By doing so.' Does 'this/that way' mean the same thing, only more conversational?
Ex: You need to deposit the money in your bank account. This way, you stay away from overdrawing your account when using your debit card. (conversational)
... In this way, you stay away... (more standard/grammatically correct)