stunning insight [formal/informal?]

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I am writing my statement of purpose and wanted to know if the phrase stunning insight in the sentence"...gave me a stunning insight into the use of X in a variety of applications." is formal or informal i.e. can be used in a statement of purpose.
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    I suppose it depends on the tone of the statement in general and the larger context. "Stunning" is more of an emotional word and a lot of academic writing tends to avoid references to emotion, in my experience.


    American English
    Welcome to the forum, anglophil. :)

    ... granted me valuable insight
    ... allowed me valuable insight

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