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Can I use first person in the introduction of my HIstory EE?

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I wrote my introduction in first person, since IB asks us to say why our topic interests us, but I'm not too sure if that's okay. Am I not supposed to use "I" in my EE? Or am I allowed to use it in the introduction and conclusion? I don't see how I'd be able to write a conclusion without blatantly expressing my own opinion on my topic, really.

My question is "To what extent was Robin Hood real?" and I'm writing my EE in History. Any help would be appreciated - my due date is looming.

Thank you!

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Including first person in a formal paper is generally taboo, but you can get away with it. If you're going for a specific effect in your writing or a point you're trying to make and that makes the first person essential then there's no other way around using it. But make sure that the use is justified, not just ad hoc.

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