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Guilford College Writing Manual

This is the official Guilford College Writing Manual. A collaboration between the English Department and the Hege Library.

Using "I" in Academic Writing

The academic world has loosened up considerably in both dress and prose style. In journal articles written in the field of English, for example, authors regularly use "I." Check your own field's conventions to see what standard practice is regarding first-person writing.