HOW NOT TO START SENTENCES
These words/phrases should not begin sentences – therefore, although, however, consequently, thus, hence, there is, it is, this, by, as, being, if, in, when, while, with, though, because, and all words that end with –ing (gerund or participle)
DON'T USE "IMPORTANT" WORDS
Avoid words like important, imperative, vital, essential, valuable, key, inevitable, paramount, significant, necessary, core, fundamental, priority, pivotal, evident, unique, or other synonyms for these words. These vague words clutter up the sentence/paragraph without adding any meaning to your content. Writing should be concise and precise.
AVOID VAGUE LANGUAGE
Avoid vague and uncertain language; your point would be stronger with precise words that state more clearly what you mean. Also avoid vague quantifiers (some, many, always, immensely, more, several, great, etc.)
EMOTIONAL AND LOADED LANGUAGE
Loaded, inflammatory, emotional language is not used in scholarly writing. Colorful and dramatic language or overly creative writing that draws away from scholarly ideas or structure of the paper is distracting (Chapter 3, 3.10, p. 70). Write in an objective and unemotional tone – avoid biased and loaded (emotional) language. You are reporting evidence to support an argumentative point not writing an opinion paper.