Staffen's opening is good, active prose. Let's suppose you
More important, you imagine that your instructor would like it a lot.
You decide to start your paper as follows. (I've indicated Staffen's
comment in red.)
This would be a clear case of plagiarism and therefore unacceptable.
Adding "I feel" at the beginning is a nice personal touch,
but it doesn't change anything. Let's tell the truth: you have probably
not spent a lot of your waking hours agonizing over "the notion of
absolute objectivity," much less worrying about whether others would
reject the notion or embrace it with passion.
|Plagiarism: I feel
has become fashionable to reject the notion of absolute objectivity on
the grounds that objectivity is simply unattainable.