FIRST PERSONAL PRONOUN
The use of the first personal pronoun should be avoided as
much as possible in composition. Don't introduce it by way of apology and never
use such expressions as "In my opinion," "As far as I can see," "It appears to
me," "I believe," etc. In what you write, the whole composition is expressive
of your views, since you are the author, therefore, there is no necessity for
you to accentuate or emphasize yourself at certain portions of it.
Moreover, the big I's savor of egotism! Steer clear
of them as far as you can. The only place where the first person is permissible
is in passages where you are stating a view that is not generally held and
which is likely to meet with opposition.