In this lesson, you will learn about the different points of view, and how to use them consistently throughout an essay.
There are three major points of view that you can use in your writing.
Here's an example: When you look up at the night sky, you will see the constellation Cassiopeia located directly across from the big dipper.
To fix this, remove the second person pronoun 'you,' and make the constellations the subject of the sentence.
When you select first person point of view, it is often because the essay is about you or your personal experiences.
In this type of essay, you will want to write about yourself, freely using first person point of view throughout.
Remember that third person point of view focuses on the subject of the essay, not the writer or the reader.
It can be difficult to stay consistent throughout a piece, and writers will often shift in and out of points of view.
Once you know which point of view is appropriate for the writing situation, it's important to be consistent.
Ask yourself the following questions: 'Is this piece about me?