Resonance and Readability: An Examination of Personal Style and Voice at Goucher College
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We began this paper trying to pin down that elusive quality of writing--personal style and voice. We soon realized there is no clear consensus on how to evaluate good or bad, improve it , or even define it. We identified six very different theories on how to approach voice, plus one that covers the middle ground. Then we tackled the big question: What do Goucher professors think? Turns out, it's all about achieving the right mix of formal clarity and conversational interest. We also thought that personal style and voice would be a particularly interesting topic for a co-authored paper. We divided up the writing but then tried to moderate our styles so that the paper would flow continuously. Can you tell at what points the author switches?