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ERIC Number: ED258265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Writer's I.
Murray, Donald M.
Writing in the first person is not usually tolerated in academic writing under the illusion that the third person insures some kind of objectivity. But writing in the first person is honest, permitting the reader to know that what is being said is a matter of opinion. It is a direct way of speaking about what a writer sees or feels or thinks, and provides an essential detachment for the mind, for ideas and feelings. Perhaps students would think as well as observe, come to conclusions, have opinions, start to speak out with individual voices, persuade, and influence if they were permitted to write in the first person. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A