In article <a-schmi-0204971926220001 at vortex5.life.uiuc.edu>,
a-schmi at uiuc.edu (aloisia t schmid) wrote:
> In article <5hbalo$pue at zam201.zam.kfa-juelich.de>,
>sabine at hlrz28.zam.kfa-juelich.de (Sabine Dippel) wrote:
>> > Since scientific writing was an issue here some time ago, and most people
> > in this group are native speakers of English, I hope I can get some opinions
> > on the following question.
> > I am about to start writing up parts of my PhD thesis, which will be in
>> Dear sabine,
>> I think it would sound completely odd in YOUR thesis to be saying
> we. This is what YOU did for your degree and to share the credit at this
> point would be completely illogical. Who cares if people think you are
> being arrogant? Your thesis is the one place in your life you will get to
> be as arrogant as you want, with only a little censure...say from your
> thesis adviser or committee members. I say go for it!
Check with representative who reviews dissertations for your institution;
almost all places have a single person who checks format.
Regardless of all opinions, that representative likely has guidelines for
your institution to follow.