Answered By: Kim Read
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015     Views: 1770

In first person reserved, authors use "I" or "We" instead of "the authors", as the following examples show:

Through this reflexive process, we identified four critical junctures affecting the research/researched relationship: gaining access, maintaining access, drafting the document, and bringing the study to closure. Depending on the juncture, we recommended specific strategies that included written memos, member checks, an affirmation of continued participation, negotiation, and the final, formal report. Virtually every strategy involved reflexivity, much of which first was made public through conversation or more writing, and then, eventually, a published article.

(Kleinsasser, 2000, p. 158)

This thesis had its genesis in a project that I and a group of colleagues conducted in 1994 to study the academic writing of first-year university students. The problems students experience in coming to terms with the demands of university writing are well-known (Ivanic, 1998; Lea and Stierer, 2000). As literacy educators with skills in discourse analysis we believed we had something to offer to colleagues in other faculties seeking to find a way of helping their failing students.

(Maclean, 2003, as cited in Kamler & Thomson, 2006, p. 77)

Also called, "scholarly first person voice", writing in first person reserved voice does not convey personal feelings or opinions, and it isn't chatty or informal, 

For more information, please see the PowerPoint presentation located here: http://libguides.cu-portland.edu/medonline/writing

 

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