The Personal Essay

The Personal Essay

The personal essay is a challenging art.  In order to help you manage the personal essay, please consult the resources below:

Here are some outstanding examples of this genre from talented student writers.

“The Wilder Side”

  • Christine Moore explains how it was like to grow up as a homeschooler and Laura Ingalls Wilder fan.
 “My New Pair of Pants”

  • Emily Garban finds courage and inspiration in a certain pants-loving sisterhood.
 “Harry Potter”

  • Rita Heaton reflects on the influence Harry’s adventures had on her childhood.
 “Die, Miss Daae!”

  • Emilya Terry faces competition from the Phantom’s girlfriend.

 

Other Resources

The Narrative Essay — A helpful website with further examples of outstanding essays in this genre.

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