Writers must determine which point of view they want to use in a particular piece of writing. They can choose between first person ("I," "we"), second person ("you"), and third person ("one," "he," "she," "they"). Sometimes the point of view will shift in a piece of writing, but most of the time writers must stay consistent, using one point of view throughout their text. So how do writers know which point of view to use? Read the articles below to find out. 

First Person

The First Person 

Using First Person in an Academic Essay: When Is It Okay?

Second Person

   Understanding Second Person Point-of-View: Wizard Activity