I'm writing a SOP, in the following sentence I have used the word "practicalize" (utilize). in my view, it's an appropriate and beautiful word to use in academic essays, but when I googled it, I found out, that this word is not very common and even it doesn't exist in some dictionaries and also some people interpreted it as a revolting word that should be avoided. What is your idea? what is your suggestion?
I .... by practicalizing my academic knowledge into the reality.