How big of a mistake did I make?

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paulshortys10
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How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby paulshortys10 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:13 am

On my DS I misspelled a word and barely caught it after I sent it to about 10 different schools..

How badly will this be viewed?

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby shmoo597 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:34 am

Very badly. These are the easiest things to fix and adcoms really look down on people who can't catch small/easy/obvious errors. Its indicative of your general ability/effort.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby Total Litigator » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:19 am

That looks very bad, and it's probably deserved. If you can't spell everything right in your law school application then you either (1) just intentionally don't give a shit, (2) do give a shit but not that much of a shit, or (3) you give a ton of shit but can't spot a mispell despite 10 reviews of your DS. Either way, it's bad.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby sach1282 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:00 am

/sarcasm

It's fine. Don't worry. Lots of people submit with typos by mistake, it's not going to make or break anything.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby ahduth » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:52 am

shmoo597 wrote:Very badly. These are the easiest things to fix and adcoms really look down on people who can't catch small/easy/obvious errors. Its indicative of your general ability/effort.


Go away. The quality of your trolling is indicative of your general ability/effort.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby ahduth » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:55 am

Total Litigator wrote:That looks very bad, and it's probably deserved. If you can't spell everything right in your law school application then you either (1) just intentionally don't give a shit, (2) do give a shit but not that much of a shit, or (3) you give a ton of shit but can't spot a mispell despite 10 reviews of your DS. Either way, it's bad.


Okay, you don't look like you're trolling, so I'll actually respond.

The key point of analysis here is actually the flipside of point 1 - do the adcomms give a shit?

The answer is no. You are an LSAT score and an undergraduate GPA. The rest is a bunch of stuff they'll read a ton of, and a very, very small number of pieces of writing will stand out. Otherwise, they'll brush it off. They're not tossing your file over a misspelling. Don't sweat it.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby soitgoes9 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:16 am

The answer is no. You are an LSAT score and an undergraduate GPA. The rest is a bunch of stuff they'll read a ton of, and a very, very small number of pieces of writing will stand out. Otherwise, they'll brush it off. They're not tossing your file over a misspelling. Don't sweat it.[/quote]


+! its not good but its not the end of the world.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby RPK34 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:42 am

Spelled the very first word on my personal statement wrong, and it was obvious. Got in everywhere with at least a half scholarship. Obviously they don't care.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby JustE » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:44 am

RPK34 wrote:Spelled the very first word on my personal statement wrong, and it was obvious. Got in everywhere with at least a half scholarship. Obviously they don't care.


And the word was....?

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby gogogadgetlaw » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:05 am

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby soitgoes9 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:11 am

gogogadgetlaw wrote:
JustE wrote:
RPK34 wrote:Spelled the very first word on my personal statement wrong, and it was obvious. Got in everywhere with at least a half scholarship. Obviously they don't care.


And the word was....?


Teh.



It will be ok clearly that was just a typo

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:14 am

Depends on the particular word that you misspelled. For example, if you meant to write "Columbia", but instead wrote "Chicago", then you may want to apply elsewhere. Same with "NU" & "NYU". However, minor errors affecting a less significant word should not cause you much concern.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby booboo » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:23 am

gogogadgetlaw wrote:
JustE wrote:
RPK34 wrote:Spelled the very first word on my personal statement wrong, and it was obvious. Got in everywhere with at least a half scholarship. Obviously they don't care.


And the word was....?


Teh.


Defiantly a typo. Don't freak out too much about it.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby traehekat » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:04 am

My personal statement was full of typos/grammatical errors/missing words. Didn't seem to have any affect on my admissions cycle. You are fine, don't worry a bit about it.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby Gail » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:45 pm

lol @"teh" though.

I send that in text messages.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby ahduth » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:51 pm

traehekat wrote:My personal statement was full of typos/grammatical errors/missing words. Didn't seem to have any affect on my admissions cycle. You are fine, don't worry a bit about it.


"effect"

Kidding. :lol:

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:12 pm

ahduth wrote:
traehekat wrote:My personal statement was full of typos/grammatical errors/missing words. Didn't seem to have any affect on my admissions cycle. You are fine, don't worry a bit about it.


"effect"

Kidding. :lol:

lol'd.

I had a couple minor typos as well. No big deal. Been outperforming my number so far, I think. I definitely didn't foreseeing locking a t14 during Mid-November with my splitter status. Don't stress out, OP.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby paulshortys10 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:16 pm

Instead of , "It's through these"....i typed "It's is through these"

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:17 pm

paulshortys10 wrote:Instead of , "It's through these"....i typed "It's is through these"

Will have zero impact on your cycle.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby paulshortys10 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:30 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:Instead of , "It's through these"....i typed "It's is through these"

Will have zero impact on your cycle.

thanks Brah....nice avatar btw

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby Dany » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:36 pm

Seriously, it's not a big deal. They'll probably glance over it. Hell, I misspelled "Duke" as "University of Chicago" and still got in.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby JustE » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:16 pm

Dany wrote:Seriously, it's not a big deal. They'll probably glance over it. Hell, I misspelled "Duke" as "University of Chicago" and still got in.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:11 pm

paulshortys10 wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:Instead of , "It's through these"....i typed "It's is through these"

Will have zero impact on your cycle.

thanks Brah....nice avatar btw

:D Thanks!

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby ahduth » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:14 am

paulshortys10 wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:Instead of , "It's through these"....i typed "It's is through these"

Will have zero impact on your cycle.

thanks Brah....nice avatar btw


I predict you will be destroyed by robots originating from outer space. I've also been playing video games all day rather than studying, so there's that.

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Re: How big of a mistake did I make?

Postby Total Litigator » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:12 am

ahduth wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:That looks very bad, and it's probably deserved. If you can't spell everything right in your law school application then you either (1) just intentionally don't give a shit, (2) do give a shit but not that much of a shit, or (3) you give a ton of shit but can't spot a mispell despite 10 reviews of your DS. Either way, it's bad.


Okay, you don't look like you're trolling, so I'll actually respond.

The key point of analysis here is actually the flipside of point 1 - do the adcomms give a shit?

The answer is no. You are an LSAT score and an undergraduate GPA. The rest is a bunch of stuff they'll read a ton of, and a very, very small number of pieces of writing will stand out. Otherwise, they'll brush it off. They're not tossing your file over a misspelling. Don't sweat it.


You're right... I keep on forgetting how much of a sad numbers game law school applications are. I take it back, he'll be fine.




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