The fourth step of the five-step strategy, toward improving your scholarly research writing is to "Own it".
Start by asking yourself,
Creating, I statements.
The I statements will not be included in your scholarly writing but will be used for you to self-reflect and determine how you will present the information to support your stance. Remember, this is your research. You will be pouring a lot of time, energy, and effort into it. Therefore, you must “Own it”.
An example of how to “Own it”:
The “Own it” stance: The beauty of a lake is better than a pond.
I statement: I will use these research findings to prove that lakes are more scenic than ponds.
I statement: I will use the following research studies to demonstrate that tourists rather visit lakes instead of ponds.
I will determine that…
I will prove that…
I will show that….
I will demonstrate that…
I will argue that…