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

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HanibalII

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