How to Write a Strong Personal Essay


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Why should you have a clear purpose when writing a personal essay?

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1. A good personal essay _____.

2. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Writing a good, strong personal essay can be a bit of a balancing act. This quiz is here to assess your knowledge of how to make as strong a personal essay as possible.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll be asked to define:

  • The importance of a clear purpose in a personal essay
  • What makes a personal essay good
  • How to stay on track when writing a personal essay
  • Why you would write about your experiences in an essay
  • What kind of scope personal essays should have

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on strong personal essays
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what makes a personal essay effective
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to correctly answer questions about how to approach personal essay writing

Additional Learning

More on this subject can be found by watching the lesson on How to Write a Strong Personal Essay, which covers the following objectives:

  • Know how to identify your purpose in a personal essay
  • Define 'persuasive essay'
  • Recognize the importance of narrowing your scope, editing your ideas and keeping on track