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Admissions Officers Reveal the Worst College Essay Grammar Mistakes
October 5, 2018
We asked admissions officers at 18 colleges for their grammatical pet peeves. Make sure your college essay is free of these errors by sharing this list with your proofreader. We also offer proofreading help through our awesome tutors!
Confusing its & it's; your & you're; or there, their & they're
Run on sentences & fragments
Verb/noun agreement and verb tense
Singular articles before plural nouns like “an alumni”
Misusing “me” and “I”
Ending a sentence with a preposition
Incorrect use of semicolons (Tip: If you’re not sure about semicolons, avoid them all together.)
Overuse of contractions
Poor use of the word “got” or “get” (Tip: Don’t write “get” when you mean “understand”.)