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Category Archives: academic ‘I’
This is a follow on to a recent patter post about writing the self into the introduction to the thesis. It takes up the issue of how different disciplines frame the ways in which the self is presented in the text – or not. … Continue reading
Most people are pretty wary of writing as ‘we’. That’s probably because it sounds too much like the Royal plural. Only the Monarch talks of herself as more than a singular, right? And anyone else who does is just being … Continue reading
This is a response to the posts that have recently appeared on patter about writing in the first person (here and here). It comes from Alex Seal. Alex is a first year PhD student and graduate tutor at the University … Continue reading