My son's prose style differs from those of typical high school students. For example, while most students would simply state "I would love to come to UK to study", his NATURAL voice would be something like "I long to cross this pond, to touch that sceptred isle, that blessed plot."
This really is not showing off or anything like that. I know it is out of his genuine admiration of British history/culture.
But I am not sure if it is a good idea to just be himself and write like this. Would this come across as too over-the-top, overly flowery? Should he go for the plain version instead?
I am rather torn. Please advise. Many thanks.
p.s. This specifically involves his application to a UK school. But I have the same concern for his US essays too.