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I am trying to write my PS, and I'm trying to write in the past continuous tense (I was..we were...).  Is this acceptable?

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If you're writing about events that happened in the past, I would say it is.  It doesn't make sense to write it like it's currently happening.
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::falls into trap::
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Yea, I use the passive voice like it's my job sometimes.  I always have to watch that habit.
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What topic did you decide on?  Didn't we talk about it somewhat a few weeks ago?
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Yea, I think we did talk about it awhile ago.  I am talking about my experience working at a certain job (I was a relay operator for the deaf - basically connecting deaf people with hearing people) and how it changed my perspective.  I don't know.  It was hard to figure something out... 
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