In the last few weeks, I’ve received Extra Credit write-ups that show me that we need to talk again about standards of turning in work.
Though “Mr. Walberg’s 10 Rules for Writing” is written in a silly way, the rules are real and I expect you to stick to them unless it does not apply– for instance, if you are writing about your trip to the Dole Institute of Politics, then you can obviously use first and second person pronouns.
Other things like proofreading, double-spacing, avoiding contractions, using a serious font, etc– those are rules you should stick to for the rest of your academic career.
I hope a little refresher helps!