Personal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples


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How should you start a personal essay?

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1. How many times should you proofread your personal essay?

2. What's the minimum number of supporting paragraphs that you should include in your personal essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A personal essay is structured like most traditional essays, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the format. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the best way to begin and how many times you should proofread your work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about:

  • Minimum number of supporting paragraphs
  • Importance of additional proofreaders
  • Strategy for starting your personal essay

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding proofreading personal essays
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about supporting paragraphs

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called Personal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define personal essay
  • Understand the format of the personal essay
  • Learn tips and techniques for writing a personal essay