I am a math major and I am trying to improve my writing skills, mostly for proofs but also for the overall betterment of my career. A lot of times in Math, the author will use the word "we" when describing something that he/she is doing. I am picked this up from reading a lot of math text. This specific question is related to the beginning of a statement. I normally use the phrase, "We begin with". To me, this seems poorly written. Does anyone have some suggestions of professional alternatives? Also if anyone has some better tags please don't hesitate to add them as this is my first time in this stack exchange environment.
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What I ended up doing: In this context I am making a claim, so I feel it is better to use this phrase: "To commence, I make the claim that..." Since I am the author and I making the claim, I feel it is better to not include the reader in my claim. Thoughts?