Negative Language/Positive Language

While composing your admissions essays, chances are good that you’ll have to describe an awkward, or even unpleasant situation. These types of stories allow the AdCom to see how you cope with confrontation, obstacles and setbacks. Using positive language over negative language helps you come across as an emotionally intelligent candidate.

By describing the situation without assigning blame or using negative language, the impact of the positive resolution is higher, and the candidate comes across as mature, empathetic and diplomatic.