Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Words to in/exclude in application essays

Karen Pine and others of the University of Hertfordshire Psychology Department have published a list of words to include and exclude from university admissions essays.

Best words: achievement, active, developed, evidence, experience, impact, individual, involved, planning, transferable skills

Worst words: always, awful, bad, fault, hate, mistake, never, nothing, panic, problems.

[Reported in Liz Ford's article Say the magic words in the Guardian.]


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