So, with the start of a new semester comes new labs, new instructors, new TAs, and new biases on technical writing style [STRIKE]that I must conform to[/STRIKE] to which I must conform. In particular, one of my TAs this semester wants lab reports written without any personal pronouns (including the editorial "we"), but in the active voice. Active with no personal pronouns... this sounds like an awkward style for lab reports. Despite how important he said professional writing is, he gave us a lab assignment with major parts written in Comic Sans. This feels rather one-sided. I recall from my Technical Writing textbook, and from trends in general, that the preferred style is moving more and more toward active voice with personal pronouns where they improve the flow of the document. Are there any reputable writing style guides for engineering and science that support this?