Words to avoid in your college essay

July 8, 2015
Students tend to use vague word when they are writing their essay as well as in the descriptions of the activities. Don’t use vague words. Word to avoid are: Many Numerous Frequently Various Countless or any other vague ambiguous word Be specific. Don’t say “I helped at many carwash fundraising events.” If you helped fund-raise […]

Students tend to use vague word when they are writing their essay as well as in the descriptions of the activities.

Don’t use vague words.

Word to avoid are:

  • Many
  • Numerous
  • Frequently
  • Various
  • Countless
  • or any other vague ambiguous word

Be specific. Don’t say “I helped at many carwash fundraising events.” If you helped fund-raise at five different carwashes, then say that.

 

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