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The Personal Essay Learning Resources

Grammar Guide IconA good guide to writing the personal essay.  Includes some good examples of personal essays, including Mark Twain's "The Danger of Lying in Bed."

Also, take a look at the Grammar Guide's page on "Tone of Voice." 

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This web page by English teacher Brian Bauld has links to great personal essays!  If you are looking for ideas about style and self-expresssion, explore some of these links.

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Polon Copywriting Studio: Tone of Voice

Polon Copywriting LogoThis is actually kind of an odd link to include because it focuses on tone of voice in advertising. There is instruction here for people in the advertising industry who need to create tone of voice for an ad, but this instruction is quite interesting and useful for writers.  Browse around, you may find a few gems of knowledge, particularly in their examples of ads and commentary on the tone of voice in the ads.

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Lots of useful "do's and don'ts" here for writing a personal statement for admission to law schools (useful for all schools).

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If you are getting ready to write a personal statement for admission to a four-year school or a graduate program, visit this site first for solid advice on planning and developing your statement.  The site offers a step-by-step guideline on strategy, organization, execution, and revision.

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