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Is it fine to use contractions in college essays?

Yo, so I'm kinda struggling with my college essay here. Should I use contractions or not? Some people say it's okay to use them for a more natural tone, but others say it's too informal. Help, please?

9 months ago

Hey there! It's totally understandable that you're feeling a bit confused about the use of contractions in your college essay. People often have different opinions on this, but I'll share what I learned from my child's application process.

It's true that some contractions can provide a more natural tone and make your essay feel more conversational, but it's also important to strike a balance between that and sounding too informal. That being said, the occasional use of contractions is generally okay, but try not to overdo it.

Good luck with your essay, and I hope this clears things up a bit!

9 months ago

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