Q. Why should you avoid second person perspective?
Here's what second person perspective is and how to avoid it in college writing:
Second person point-of-view means that you use the second-person pronoun you or your in your writing. This can sound informal to your audience, so it is often avoided in academic writing. (
It is common to use “your” this way while speaking, but it since it is so imprecise, academic readers generally do not like it. A common strategy is to replace “you” or "your" with “one" as below:
If an informal writing assignment calls for direct instructions on how to do something, rather than describing or arguing for something, it is okay to use “you.”
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