Mistakes on a school specific essay

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FAR262
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Mistakes on a school specific essay

Postby FAR262 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:55 pm

So I was looking at a transmitted essay to a school and noticed a couple minor mistakes. No I did not accidentally use the name of a different school. I'm talking small mistakes. I wouldn't be worrying about them if I was a strong consider at the school, but I am a borderline applicant so I want to make sure everything is spic and span. Is it worth sending in a corrected version of the essay to them or is it better not to call attention to it?

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Re: Mistakes on a school specific essay

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:45 pm

They will probably notice the errors.

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Re: Mistakes on a school specific essay

Postby DubPoker » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:47 pm

FAR262 wrote:So I was looking at a transmitted essay to a school and noticed a couple minor mistakes. No I did not accidentally use the name of a different school. I'm talking small mistakes. I wouldn't be worrying about them if I was a strong consider at the school, but I am a borderline applicant so I want to make sure everything is spic and span. Is it worth sending in a corrected version of the essay to them or is it better not to call attention to it?


What type of responses are you looking for? You only say you made "small mistakes". TLSers aren't psychic. If you want real advice you have to at least give a comparable mistake or something.

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Re: Mistakes on a school specific essay

Postby HowdyYall » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:59 pm

Send in another "updated" copy. They dont have time to compare the two so they wont notice exactly what you changed, probably wont even know you swapped anything out because the secretaries handle all that stuff. Good luck

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Re: Mistakes on a school specific essay

Postby FAR262 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:34 pm

DubPoker wrote:
FAR262 wrote:So I was looking at a transmitted essay to a school and noticed a couple minor mistakes. No I did not accidentally use the name of a different school. I'm talking small mistakes. I wouldn't be worrying about them if I was a strong consider at the school, but I am a borderline applicant so I want to make sure everything is spic and span. Is it worth sending in a corrected version of the essay to them or is it better not to call attention to it?


What type of responses are you looking for? You only say you made "small mistakes". TLSers aren't psychic. If you want real advice you have to at least give a comparable mistake or something.


Like using the same adjective twice in a sentence. Nothing major, just trying to cross my ts and dot my is so I don't give the school a reason to waitlist me. And thanks HowdyYall, that's the type of feedback I was looking for.

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Re: Mistakes on a school specific essay

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:37 pm

FAR262 wrote:
DubPoker wrote:
FAR262 wrote:So I was looking at a transmitted essay to a school and noticed a couple minor mistakes. No I did not accidentally use the name of a different school. I'm talking small mistakes. I wouldn't be worrying about them if I was a strong consider at the school, but I am a borderline applicant so I want to make sure everything is spic and span. Is it worth sending in a corrected version of the essay to them or is it better not to call attention to it?


What type of responses are you looking for? You only say you made "small mistakes". TLSers aren't psychic. If you want real advice you have to at least give a comparable mistake or something.


Like using the same adjective twice in a sentence. Nothing major, just trying to cross my ts and dot my is so I don't give the school a reason to waitlist me. And thanks HowdyYall, that's the type of feedback I was looking for.

Ok, "mistakes" means you made a grammatical or spelling error (e.g. a comma splice). What you're describing is poor form. IMO you should update in case of a major, very noticeable error or several minor errors. Certainly not for writing that simply could have been better.




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