Typo on Personal Statement, how badly am I hurt?

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JerrySeinfeld
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Typo on Personal Statement, how badly am I hurt?

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:20 pm

So I submitted all my apps with the same personal statement. I'm Puerto Rican with a 3.77/165. This is the error in the statement.

What was once a simply a job has become a way of life.


How bad will this hurt me?

I've already been held at Georgetown and UGeorgia, so it can't be a great sign, can it?

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Re: Typo on Personal Statement, how badly am I hurt?

Postby Dany » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:24 pm

I honestly didn't notice it the first time - I had to read the sentence a few times to catch it. It's really not a big deal.

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Re: Typo on Personal Statement, how badly am I hurt?

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:26 pm

eskimo wrote:I honestly didn't notice it the first time - I had to read the sentence a few times to catch it. It's really not a big deal.


Do you think the hold's are a result of the typo, or just normal because of the numbers?

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Re: Typo on Personal Statement, how badly am I hurt?

Postby kitmitzi » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:37 pm

Do you think the hold's are a result of the typo, or just normal because of the numbers?


Definitely normal. They wouldn't be put on hold because of one extra "a."

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Re: Typo on Personal Statement, how badly am I hurt?

Postby cubswin » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:43 pm

I think typos matter inasmuch as the rest of your statement looks hurried and crappy. If it's one mistake in an otherwise fantastic essay, I doubt it will matter at all. Typos happen.

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Re: Typo on Personal Statement, how badly am I hurt?

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:22 am

eskimo wrote:I honestly didn't notice it the first time - I had to read the sentence a few times to catch it. It's really not a big deal.

This. Typos are obviously undesirable, but generally not deal breakers. May be a tiebreaker though.




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