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Get the "You" Outta Here

Get the "You" Outta Here

Guide for spotting and removing second person from academic writing. Provides the reasons to avoid "you" in academic writing, strategies for spotting second person during the proofreading process, and ways to remove second person.


Short text explanations, 10-minute video, and a downloadable handout with practice exercises.



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Sarah Hicks
Sarah Hicks (Faculty)
1 year ago
I cannot stress enough how valuable this is! Getting students to drop this from their writing is difficult and helping them understand the importance can even more difficult. Walker does a superb job at explaining the whys and hows. Thank you for this source. I do have one small issue. In the section at the very bottom left side, there are first person plural pronouns included, which is a bit confusing.
Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes