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NEW! Can I say "I" in a college paper????

Maybe you have heard the advice "Never use 'I' in academic essay." And so you spend a whole night tying your sentences in knots to try to avoid it. This tutorial is here to rescue you! The truth is YES YOU CAN say "I".... BUT there are some pitfalls to avoid. Here, Dr. K breaks down why you got that blanket ban in high school, which kinds of "I" can be used in college, and when to avoid "I" completely.

If you prefer captions, you can watch this video at this link, using the passcode: 7sSpiRu&

For more tips on using "I" in college writing, check out these useful discussions from across the web too:

University of North Carolina's Guide on I

Duke University's First Person Voice Guide

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