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Is it okay for me to use swear words in my college essay?

Hey everyone, I'm currently working on my college essays and I have a personal story that contains some strong language. I was wondering if it's acceptable to use swear words in my essay or if I should find a way to rephrase it without the profanity? Thanks in advance for your help!

9 months ago

Hello! Your college essay should portray who you are and allow the admissions committee to get to know you better. While it's important to be authentic and true to yourself, you should also be mindful of the audience reading your essay.

Using swear words may not always be the best choice for a college essay, as it could potentially leave a negative impression on the reader. That being said, if the strong language is absolutely crucial to the story or displays your growth and personal development, you could consider using it sparingly and thoughtfully.

The best approach, however, would be to rephrase it without the profanity while still maintaining the intended effect of the story. I hope this helps you with your essay, and good luck!

9 months ago

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