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Don't Eat With Your Mouth Full

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"Not I"
I want to find out about the extent to which school pupils and university students are discouraged by English teachers/lecturers from using the first person pronoun in essays.

Does anyone know whether recent-ish research has been carried out on that topic - or where might be a good place to look for it?

All I know is that with those supposedly trained scientists who work where I work, they write some extremely tortured sentences to avoid mentioning themselves: eg. "some blood samples were attempted to be taken" ... not the owrst example either.