Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

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Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby sandaltan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:43 am

I submitted a PS with a typo to a couple schools. luckily i caught it before I finished the rest of my apps, but im considering emailing the schools.

the reports havent been sent yet, but im assuming theyre gonna read my app before the reports get there? submitted about 24 hours ago.

advice?

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby sandaltan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:21 pm

:(

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john titor
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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby john titor » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:22 pm

is it relatively minor? i feel like an email would just draw attention to it and would do more harm than good. i'd leave it.

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby OGR3 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:22 pm

What kind of typo are we talking about?

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby sandaltan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:33 pm

OGR3 wrote:What kind of typo are we talking about?


"...I was could sprint and..."

its pretty glaring.

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby The Gentleman » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:36 pm

sandaltan wrote:
OGR3 wrote:What kind of typo are we talking about?


"...I was could sprint and..."

its pretty glaring.


lol that's painful.

john titor wrote:is it relatively minor? i feel like an email would just draw attention to it and would do more harm than good. i'd leave it.


The people who update files are probably not the same people who read/review files.

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby OGR3 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:40 pm

The Gentleman wrote:
sandaltan wrote:
OGR3 wrote:What kind of typo are we talking about?


"...I was could sprint and..."

its pretty glaring.


lol that's painful.

john titor wrote:is it relatively minor? i feel like an email would just draw attention to it and would do more harm than good. i'd leave it.


The people who update files are probably not the same people who read/review files.


Painful, but it could be worse. I'd leave it. Even though the people who update files might not be the ones who read them, they'll probably note it on the application.

Personally, if I was reviewing apps, I'd only take a quick glance to make sure the PS was in English. After that, my concern would be the numbers.

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby sandaltan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:41 pm

The Gentleman wrote:
sandaltan wrote:
OGR3 wrote:What kind of typo are we talking about?


"...I was could sprint and..."

its pretty glaring.


lol that's painful.



Yup. at least it only went to a few schools. too bad. thanks for the advice though.

oh wait...

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby sandaltan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:44 pm

heres the thing though, my file is incomplete, im still waiting on my last letter of rec before its complete, which im assuming is when they'll review my application/lsac report, right?

im considering emailing an updated statement to those schools, which im assuming theyll receive before they read it.

???

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby Gotti » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:09 pm

OGR3 wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:
sandaltan wrote:
OGR3 wrote:What kind of typo are we talking about?


"...I was could sprint and..."

its pretty glaring.


lol that's painful.

john titor wrote:is it relatively minor? i feel like an email would just draw attention to it and would do more harm than good. i'd leave it.


The people who update files are probably not the same people who read/review files.


Painful, but it could be worse. I'd leave it. Even though the people who update files might not be the ones who read them, they'll probably note it on the application.

Personally, if I was reviewing apps, I'd only take a quick glance to make sure the PS was in English. After that, my concern would be the numbers.



....glad you're not on any admissions committees then.

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby sandaltan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:09 pm

WHY LAKERS!????

dear bynum,

come back to us.

sincerely,

sandaltan

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby OGR3 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:10 pm

Gotti wrote:
....glad you're not on any admissions committees then.


You think I'm the only one who would do this? US News doesn't rank based on strength of personal statements.

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Re: Typo on submitted statement, email schools?

Postby sandaltan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:38 pm

so as helpful as all of you have been, can someone offer some sound advice on whether or not to email new copies of my PS to those schools?




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