September 2004
Careers & Colleges;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p39
Presents things to avoid in writing essays for college admission. Overutilization of pretentious language to delineate the subject matter; Use of tenses and pronouns that do not agree; Use of successive sentences with the same word.


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