English A1 Paper 1 tomorrow: Confused with integrating a personal response Watch

smartini
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In Criterion B: Interpretation of the text it says:

To what extent has the candidate expressed a relevant personal response?

I have been advised to never use pronouns such as "I" when inputting my personal opinion such as "I believe the writer..." or "In my opinion the writer..." Because of this, I am a little confused as to how to integrate a personal response when writing a commentary for a prose in Paper 1?

(I have made my mind up on a prose; hate poems.)
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It's actually quite good to use pronouns like I, you want to use them in subjective situations not objective ones.
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(Original post by Hypocrism)
It's actually quite good to use pronouns like I, you want to use them in subjective situations not objective ones.
AH! I've always been told not to! My teacher constantly advises us to put in our 2 cents without using the pronoun; and for the life of me- I cannot figure out how!
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Well yout answer will be to a certain extent a personal response because of the way you perceive what the writing is suggesting/conveying and why
Nowhere else except in the conclusion would I write 'I'. You are coming you a close and you want to give the reader your perspective of it all.
Surely you have done past papeers that your teachers have marked? Its no different!!

Good luck kid!
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Well yout answer will be to a certain extent a personal response because of the way you perceive what the writing is suggesting/conveying and why
Nowhere else except in the conclusion would I write 'I'. You are coming you a close and you want to give the reader your perspective of it all.
Surely you have done past papeers that your teachers have marked? Its no different!!

Good luck kid!
I thought writing "I think.." in a conclusion is one of the greatest sins of writing ever.
A pretty safe way is just "blah blah can be considered to mean/be... blah blah" "it is possible to understand this to mean.. blah blah".
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I thought writing "I think.." in a conclusion is one of the greatest sins of writing ever.
A pretty safe way is just "blah blah can be considered to mean/be... blah blah" "it is possible to understand this to mean.. blah blah".
Oh no I agree I would never write 'I think', however I would write 'I believe, [writer's name] juxtaposed blah blah with blah in order to highlight...'
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I'll keep that in mind! Thank you!
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Oh no I agree I would never write 'I think', however I would write 'I believe, [writer's name] juxtaposed blah blah with blah in order to highlight...'
Ah, that's alright then.

Teachers have turned me into a pronoun hating person though
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Don't write "I"'s, ever.

If your writing is good enough, your personal opinion of the text should show through your analysis of specific references and the overall text.

Your INTERPRETATION is the personal response, not the use of "I". Use of that pronoun weakens your argument.
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