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This Poem Perfectly Sums Up the Ridiculous Words All Students Use in Essays

Billy Picard ‘juxtaposes’ poetry with the words we’re all guilty of using in essays (because we secretly think they make us look smarter even though they probably don’t)

You know all those words that you would never, EVER use in real life, but it’s somehow completely acceptable to use in essays? Of course you do.


There are some that crop up all the time in essays, over and over again – the type of words we pick up somewhere between our first year opening lectures and that final dissertation, and then immediately abandon forever once our academic careers are finished.


See how many you recognise from the following poem...


Vocabulairy Poem



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