Using 'I' In Essays

Using 'I' In Essays-42
It’s pretty easy to avoid second person in formal writing, so the main source of confusion comes from whether to use first or third person.

refer to what you think; refer instead to what the evidence suggests.

Beware: "In some disciplines it is acceptable (even preferable) to use personal language.

Start every paragraph with a topic sentence – the main idea you will back up with arguments.

Make sure you don't begin a new paragraph because the one you are writing right now is too long.

Passive sentence construction emphasises the events and processes the sentence is describing.

Would you like to review more detailed information on the use and construction of the passive voice? You can go to a skill development exercise based on point 4. If so, go to the Summary Exercise that covers all the aspects of using Impersonal Language.

The basic five-paragraph essay structure, which you have possibly used for many times, works extremely well for opinion essays.

Be ready to warm up your thinking by evaluating various opinions and reasons to determine which are strong and which are weak to support your point of view.

In the introductory paragraph, you need to present your subject and state your opinion clearly.

Make sure it contains a thesis statement – a sentence that summarizes the main point of your paper.

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