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AWA - Issue

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Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
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WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas

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14 Sep 2010, 07:42
Guys
I have this question lingering my mind - for the analysis of an issue, is it OK to use - I - in the essay. Meaning can I write, "I feel.." or "I take the position..", or is it all supposed to be writted from another's viewpoint? I am not clear on this.. Please explain. Thanks
MainHoon
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GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
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14 Sep 2010, 20:26
mainhoon wrote:
Guys
I have this question lingering my mind - for the analysis of an issue, is it OK to use - I - in the essay. Meaning can I write, "I feel.." or "I take the position..", or is it all supposed to be writted from another's viewpoint? I am not clear on this.. Please explain. Thanks
MainHoon

i dont see why not. You are the person making the argument so I dont see why you can't say "I am against this statement because I believe xyz". What you think is important
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14 Sep 2010, 20:28
I have not seen any example essays do that.. Even chineseburned's..

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15 Sep 2010, 05:21
mainhoon wrote:
I have not seen any example essays do that.. Even chineseburned's..

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well there are different writing styles and content is the thing that is most important. I used "I" on mine and i got 5.5s. I just felt reasonable to use "I" since I am the one writing the arguments and giving examples. you could try not use "I" - it is good either way if your essay itself is good.
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15 Sep 2010, 09:30
It doesn't matter if you use "I".

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