There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page. There is nothing unprofessional about the word "damning" if it's used correctly. The word itself is not a swear; it is a proper English word. The sentence "The impact of exams in English study is almost damning" is correct grammatically, and "damning" may be the best choice of word if that is actually what you intend to say.
Writing my College Essay - Using the word damn...appropriate?
Can I use the word "darn" in my essay???? - College Admissions - College Confidential Forums
Where is the damn consistency? The sounds of lose gravel crunched under slowing wheels. In the bright moonlight he looked over at his friend Dave passed out in the passenger seat from having one to many beers at the club they had spent most of the night partying. He nudged Dave once, and received a sleeping snort and Dave turned more on his side facing away from Greg. The word "damn" has a long and complicated history. How it entered the English language and answering the questions how, when and why it has come to mean the things it does is difficult to answer. It can be used to mean condemn or condemn specifically to hall by God , and can be used as mild profanity.
In other words, is profanity in the essay, by itself and inherently a red flag? I can't imagine that there isn't some better way of expressing the same thought. Would you use profanity is a speech directed to the admissions office?
This is an especially tempting prospect when it comes to your college essays — can you reuse your essays for different colleges? The very purpose of the Common App and the Coalition Application is that they save you time. Given the number of colleges that now accept the Common App and Coalition Application, this will greatly expedite your personal application process. Another perk of these multi-use applications is that they tend to have the same prompts year after year, so you can get a head start on brainstorming or even writing your essays.