Words To Use In College Essays

We can’t stress enough the importance of taking advantage of the real estate an applicant is afforded in essays to make his or her case. These short-takes too are opportunities to present a window into your world, to distinguish yourself from other talented applicants to an elite institution.

Be honest and genuine, and your unique qualities will shine through.

We’ve seen a lot over the years, and we’ve pinpointed five you should watch out for.

Run spell check on everything you turn in to your instructor, but run a mental spell check too because there are words your computer won’t catch.

You shouldn’t set a prepositional phrase apart with commas (“the students, of Ameritech, passed the NCLEX in record numbers”), or add commas in compound constructions that aren’t compound sentences (“That guy seems to know everything about writing, and photography.”).

Too many commas looks just as bad as when you’re missing one.

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