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    Jun 1, 2016, 05:18 PM
    True or false
    In any academic writing, it is appropriate to use the word you, as in: When you read the research, you know that the death penalty does not deter crime.
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    Jun 1, 2016, 05:25 PM
    Have you read any academic writing? What class is this for?
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    Jun 2, 2016, 03:25 AM
    The answer to to life, the universe and everything is 24.
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    Jun 2, 2016, 06:51 AM
    In general it should be avoided in formal, academic writing. There is almost always a way to make your writing crisper, for example that sentence could be written: "Research shows that the death penalty does not deter crime." This is less wordy and a more direct and powerful statement.
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    Jun 2, 2016, 07:17 AM
    Nah, I wouldn't write it that way. It could be reworded without using the word "you."

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