Avoid shifting into second person point of view, which addresses the reader.
You also don't want to shift into third person point of view, where you write about yourself as if you are a narrator.
The best way to choose a point of view is to assess the writing situation. If so, it would be appropriate to use first person point of view because you are writing about yourself. If so, you might use second person point of view, because blog writers often directly address their readers.
Have you been asked to write a formal research essay?
At some point, particularly in high school and college, you are asked to make a shift to more formal writing.
One of the biggest challenges to this shift is using consistent point of view.
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.
Instead, it uses third person pronouns such as he, she, it, and they.
It focuses on the subject of the essay, rather than the writer or the reader.