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    In this essay/This essay will explore. Which is academic?

    Hey all, another question.

    I've got an infuriating problem that my lecturer has not told me how to solve.

    Earlier in the year, I used the phrase "In this essay I will explore" and was told that is incorrect for academic use. But didn't actually say which part.

    Can anybody tell me which?

    I have a feeling it's the "I will" section.

    So would that lead me to believe saying "This essay will explore"? Or "In this essay the following points will be discussed"?


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    Re: In this essay/This essay will explore. Which is academic?

    As it is your lecturer who will be marking your work, I would suggest you ask him/her what s/he finds acceptable.

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    Re: In this essay/This essay will explore. Which is academic?

    In traditional academic writing, you do not mention yourself. Certainly not in the first person.

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