.

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
aredhello
Posts: 139
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:42 pm

.

Postby aredhello » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:48 am

.
Last edited by aredhello on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
northwood
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:25 am

totally depends on where it is in your application, and how much of a strickler the person reading it is.

if its the only one, and in your personal statement- then i wouldnt worry about it. if you have more than a very select few that are far in between then it may become an issue.

if its in your resume, make sure its the only one ( employers and schools hate any kind of typo on a resume)

your numbers will matter more, being at 25 and median may hurt your app the most ( sorry to be a pessamistic, but dont get your hopes up too high).

best of luck, and try not to think about it too much

aredhello
Posts: 139
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:42 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby aredhello » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:01 am

.
Last edited by aredhello on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
ahduth
Posts: 2468
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:55 am

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby ahduth » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:03 am

aredhello wrote:Yeah, it was an extra period in a resume. It's the only one there -- but still something to potentially worry about?


You're obviously already worried. I think you should probably head down to the corner bar and talk it over with your bartender. They'll straighten you out.

HowdyYall
Posts: 444
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:49 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby HowdyYall » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:28 am

dont worry about it, im pretty sure everybody has some sort of typo whether they're aware of it or not. My own typo was not putting the extra period after "U.S" (its supposed to be U.S.); at the end of the day its no big deal and they read resumes so quickly that i betcha they wont even notice

User avatar
Henchman21
Posts: 99
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:03 am

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby Henchman21 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:37 am

Now all adcoms on TLS are scrutinizing resumes looking for that extra period.

09042014
Posts: 18282
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:47 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:41 am

Admissions Dean of Yale cares, but she is a cunt.

User avatar
ahduth
Posts: 2468
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:55 am

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby ahduth » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:46 am

Henchman21 wrote:Now all adcoms on TLS are scrutinizing resumes looking for that extra period.


I know I am. This guy is toast.

aredhello
Posts: 139
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:42 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby aredhello » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:28 am

Well I'm obviously being neurotic, but when I mean if I should worry about it, I guess I'm wondering if it's worth resubmitting the revised resume.

username99
Posts: 445
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:40 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby username99 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:33 am

One question: is there anything you can do about it now? You're not going to call them and say "Listen, about that extra period on line 4 of my resume..." so just forget about it. Besides, with all ten thousand applicants, how much time will they really spend on your resume?

User avatar
YCrevolution
Posts: 4714
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:25 am

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:55 am

..

User avatar
Flett
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:14 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby Flett » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:41 pm

It doesn't seem to matter how careful I am when putting my applications together (usually spend ~40 minutes hitting "Preview" and going back and forth changing little things after everything is already done). I always find at least one typo in my application days after I hit submit. *sigh* I feel like an idiot, but what's done it done. Just gotta move on and fix them for the next application.

As for the OP, I think you're fairly safe. It's not as bad as the one I just caught in my own. :lol:

Wannabelawyer101
Posts: 42
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:11 am

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:01 pm

I know a guy who wrote something about having public service experience, but accidentally wrote that he was very experienced in "pubic service." So yes, some typos are worse than others.

User avatar
2807
Posts: 579
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:23 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby 2807 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:03 pm

yse

User avatar
$1.99
Posts: 684
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:49 am

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby $1.99 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:07 pm

Harvard's dean cares big time. He repeats it multiple times in his interview.

User avatar
pppokerface
Posts: 205
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:45 pm

Re: Are some typos worse than others?

Postby pppokerface » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:11 pm

I have a misspelling in my LSAT writing sample. Please don't laugh at me...I am paranoid =(




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: addie1412, Bing [Bot], curry1, grandpapy360, Nobiggie, nume2016, shineoncrazydiamond, zot1 and 6 guests