The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

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sunrunner
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The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby sunrunner » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:07 am

So, I just took a look at an app I submitted a few days ago and I left out "the" before the school's name. I was in the midst of working on different drafts, making different changes here and there. The school hasn't processed my file yet by any means. What should I do to try to fix this? Ouch. I can't believe it.

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flyingpanda
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Re: The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby flyingpanda » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:28 am

Nobody cares.

sunrunner
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Re: The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby sunrunner » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:31 am

Oh, OK.

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MURPH
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Re: The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby MURPH » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:02 am

I missed the indefinite article 'a' in my PS in about 7 apps. So far my returns are exactly what you would expect with my numbers. No one reads those things.

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LawandOrder
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Re: The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby LawandOrder » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:34 am

Unless you applied to Ohio State, you should be alright.

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Re: The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby sarlis » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:00 am

LawandOrder wrote:Unless you applied to The Ohio State, you should be alright.


You must have meant The Ohio State University.

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Re: The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby Cleareyes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:08 am

MURPH wrote:I missed the indefinite article 'a' in my PS in about 7 apps. So far my returns are exactly what you would expect with my numbers. No one reads those things.


I wouldn't go that far. I would say that A) Most people will automatically read an article where one isn't because our brains fill in a ton of gaps when we read and nobody is going over these things with a fine toothed comb. B) Schools know you're human and make mistakes. A single typo isn't going to weigh heavily against the much more significant evidence of your academic record, LSAT, recommendations, etc...

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Re: The Word "The" Can Be So Easy To Miss.

Postby j.wellington » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:57 am

I freaked out for weeks because I wrote "Hastings College of Law" instead of "Hastings College of the Law" in three different places. Then I got accepted. Moral of the story: No biggie.




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