The use of the first personal pronoun should be avoided as much as

possible in composition. Don't introduce it by way of apology and never

use such expressions as "In my opinion," "As far as I can see," "It

appears to me," "I believe," etc. In what you write, the whole

composition is expressive of your views, since you are the author,

therefore, there is no necessity for you to accentuate or emphasize

yourself at certain portions of it.

Moreover, the big I's savor of egotism! Steer clear of them as far as

you can. The only place where the first person is permissible is in

passages where you are stating a view that is not generally held and

which is likely to meet with opposition.

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