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Use of first person in English Language Year 13 Language Investigation Watch

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    My daughter is undertaking this piece of coursework and I've agreed to read through it to provide feedback.

    One thing that instantly sticks out is use of the first person e.g.:-
    "I will aim to show that.....I am using primary and seconday sources...I think this will be interesting because..."

    It's been a long time since I did A-Levels but I would have thought the use of first person would be discouraged. My approach would be to use such language as:-

    "This report will aim to make conclusions....different sources of evidence will be used such as...it will be hard to make judgements without objective...."

    The teacher has apparently not provided too much guidance. Any thoughts?
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    anyone able to offer advice?
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    (Original post by steerpike100)
    anyone able to offer advice?
    AQA don't give specific guidance about first / third person. Their most recent moderation materials all have the student using the first person so this would appear to be quite acceptable. The focus is clearly on content, although there should be an appropriate level of formality.
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    (Original post by Lit teacher)
    AQA don't give specific guidance about first / third person. Their most recent moderation materials all have the student using the first person so this would appear to be quite acceptable. The focus is clearly on content, although there should be an appropriate level of formality.
    That's useful, thank you
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    Its an investigative report, therefore 1st person is acceptable and often encouraged as it shows the student understands what s/he is investigating and writing about.
 
 
 
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