Addressing a typo

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Mike12188
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Addressing a typo

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:52 pm

So I applied to UPenn ED back in October and before given a decision I noticed a typo (left out word) in the first sentence of my 5 year essay. I lost sleep over it but never addressed it to the committee and ended up being held for grades then waitlisted. FWIW I have a 171/3.3 and looking at LSN, I prob should have been an admit (although borderline). So my question is: should I address the typo now in a LOCI before they review me again when they get to the waitlist? Or is it (the typo) a lost cause at this point?

Also, I know pretty much my only chance into Penn with a 3.3 was with ED so I am not banking on even being considered off the waitlist but I figured why not try until I find an apt in DC. TYIA

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Re: Addressing a typo

Postby Knock » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:53 pm

Mike12188 wrote:So I applied to UPenn ED back in October and before given a decision I noticed a typo (left out word) in the first sentence of my 5 year essay. I lost sleep over it but never addressed it to the committee and ended up being held for grades then waitlisted. FWIW I have a 171/3.3 and looking at LSN, I prob should have been an admit (although borderline). So my question is: should I address the typo now in a LOCI before they review me again when they get to the waitlist? Or is it (the typo) a lost cause at this point?

Also, I know pretty much my only chance into Penn with a 3.3 was with ED so I am not banking on even being considered off the waitlist but I figured why not try until I find an apt in DC. TYIA


No, I don't think it was worth addressing at this point. I would've back in October, but no point in worrying about that now. I'd focus my efforts on writing an awesome LOCI.

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Re: Addressing a typo

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:20 pm

Thank you. I would have but I didn't catch it until mid-November.

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Re: Addressing a typo

Postby MyManKanye » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:28 pm

I doubt that was what made the difference for them. I also don't think addressing it would have helped. The whole point of not making typos is to show that you were meticulous and careful. If you send it with a typo and then send a correction it just kind of seems sloppy. They know that you can spell, its about the effort more than anything.

Just make sure you're LOCI is spot free.

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Re: Addressing a typo

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:34 pm

MyManKanye wrote:The whole point of not making typos is to show that you were meticulous and careful. If you send it with a typo and then send a correction it just kind of seems sloppy. They know that you can spell, its about the effort more than anything.

+1

Also, a missed word isn't that bad a typo. Some grammatical mistakes make the author look like an idiot - like messing up possessive apostrophes, or failing to use semi-colons and colons correctly. A missed word just makes you look like someone who didn't proof read carefully enough.

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Re: Addressing a typo

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:02 pm

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Re: Addressing a typo

Postby Mike12188 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
Mike12188 wrote:So I applied to UPenn ED back in October and before given a decision I noticed a typo (left out word) in the first sentence of my 5 year essay. I lost sleep over it but never addressed it to the committee and ended up being held for grades then waitlisted. FWIW I have a 171/3.3 and looking at LSN, I prob should have been an admit (although borderline). So my question is: should I address the typo now in a LOCI before they review me again when they get to the waitlist? Or is it (the typo) a lost cause at this point?

Also, I know pretty much my only chance into Penn with a 3.3 was with ED so I am not banking on even being considered off the waitlist but I figured why not try until I find an apt in DC. TYIA


Lol if you're an admit, what am I? 171/3.4 (worked f-king hard for that 3.4 too) and they dinged me. Penn's weird.

Edit for RC fail: you did ED. oh well. Good luck!


:lol: Yea I was ED and I figured it was a toss up when applying but looking at LSN they took all 170+ splitters except for me :oops:

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... =3&type=jd




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