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1 Guidelines for Written Responses in English Salutations, friends! LP 1 has come and gone and given me a better understanding of the general writing habits and styles of my students. As such, I wanted to clearly express in writing some of my expectations for you in terms of your written products. Generally, I expect high school level work from my high schoolers; however, I am not sure if we have an understanding of what high school writing looks like. I have created this document to clear up any loose ends, so to speak, and to provide you with examples of my baseline expectations as well as what NOT to do. Keep in mind, my expectations are not arbitrary; they are based on common expectations in academic writing as well as in a professional work environment. That being said, let us begin! Do not write in the first or second person. Unless I ask you for your opinion explicitly, I should never see first or second person pronouns. Academic writing is about objectivity; the first and second person pronouns make your writing subjective. If you are quoting a source that uses first and second person pronouns, you are of
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  • Fall '19
  • Writing, Grammatical person, Countee Cullen, Edgar Allan Poe

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