How many addendum's?

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JDndMSW
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How many addendum's?

Postby JDndMSW » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:04 pm

I am really confused if I am suppose to be submitting multiple addendum's or if I am suppose to combine them. The explanation for all of them is the same but on applications the questions come up separately and ask for different attachments.
Maybe it'll make more sense if I explain the situation. My GPA isn't representative because I failed at my first attempt at school. I received two Ws and two Fs and because of that was also put on academic probation and then decided to take time off of school because of this. They ask for a CF for the probation on one part, the reason my school was interrupted for one or more terms, and then I also want to explain what happened that term with a GPA addendum. It just seems as though I will get quite repetitive. Also it's a bit frustrating that the apps ask these things in so many ways.
bleh :?

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby JDndMSW » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:34 pm

please help

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby MumofCad » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:37 pm

I'm no expert but I wouldn't write a separate addendum for a single occurrence.

I would just write an addendum entitled: Addendum of Leave of Absence, Academic Probation, and Whatever Whatever"

Then write about the circumstances.

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:41 pm

Yea, one addendum is my vote too. If separated, the two will have almost the same story, but a mildly different conclusion that is not worth separating. Oh, and by the way,the plural form of addendum is "addenda." :D

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby JDndMSW » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:47 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Yea, one addendum is my vote too. If separated, the two will have almost the same story, but a mildly different conclusion that is not worth separating. Oh, and by the way,the plural form of addendum is "addenda." :D


hehe thanks :)

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby neeko » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:59 pm

I had to write all three of those too, I put the question number for each different school and then the explanations. Mine kind of all built off of each other.

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby Opie » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:12 pm

Also, even if the plural of addendum wasn't addenda, it wouldn't be addendum's because that means "belonging to the addendum" as and apostrophe followed by an S denotes a possessive. I know it's petty grammar Nazism, but it's a pet peeve and your punctuation should be flawless on all of your admissions materials (well, on everything really, but especially admissions materials).

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby Blessedassurance » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:23 pm

Opie wrote:...as an apostrophe followed by an S denotes a possessive.


It's
Let's
etc.

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby Opie » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:29 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:
Opie wrote:...as an apostrophe followed by an S denotes a possessive.


It's
Let's
etc.



Actually, those two are exceptions to the apostrophe convention and are contractions, not possessives. Unless you were being sarcastic.

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby Blessedassurance » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:42 pm

Opie wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:
Opie wrote:...as an apostrophe followed by an S denotes a possessive.


It's
Let's
etc.



Actually, those two are exceptions to the apostrophe convention and are contractions, not possessives


I know :)

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby Opie » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:22 pm

I thought you probably did. In that case, very clever indeed.

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Re: How many addendum's?

Postby Blessedassurance » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:35 pm

Pay me no mind, I'm just bored.




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