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OASIS Writing Skills

Scholarly Voice:
Point of View

This guide includes instructional pages on scholarly voice.


Personal pronouns are used to indicate point of view in most types of writing. Here are some common points of view:

  • A paper using first-person point of view uses pronouns such as "I," "me," "we," and "us."
  • A paper using second-person point of view uses the pronoun "you."
  • A paper using third-person point of view uses pronouns such as "he," "she," "it," "they," "him," "her," "his," and "them."

In scholarly writing, first-person and third-person point of view are common, but second-person point of view is not. Read more about appropriate points of view on the following pages:

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