COM 150 Week 3 Discussion Question 1
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One of the reasons academic writing requires third-person point of view is to minimize the opinions of the writer. When we cite other sources, we also borrow from their respectability in the field and from their expertise. It is as though we are academic reporters.
In the world of journalism, the news reported as objectively as possible. If television news broadcasters, for example, reported their own opinions, rather than facts, the opinions would probably not be enough to convince most viewers. Using the third person during a broadcast makes information seem much more objective.
Why must your academic writing use third-person, rather than first-person, point of view? How might you work on removing first person from your writing?
How does using third-person point of view affect the credibility of the sources you use for your academic writing?
Remember that your response must be substantive to earn full credit
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