Expressions to Avoid in Your College Essay


Always avoid using inconsequential expressions that only serve to clutter your sentences.


As a result of  >>>  Because

At the present time >>> Now

At this point in time  >>> Now

As of this date  >>> Now

At that point in time >>> Then

At which time >>>When or During

By virtue of the fact >>> Because

Come to a decision as to  >>> Decide

During the time that >>> While

Exhibit a tendency to >>> Tend to

Give consideration to >>> Consider

In the event that >>> If

It is often the case that >>> Often

In spite of the fact that >>> Although

Is of the opinion >>> Believes

Pertaining to >>> About

Reach the conclusion that >>> Decide

The question as to whether >>> Whether

This is a subject that >>> This subject

Whether or not >>> Whether

With reference to >>> About