Personal Statement Flub

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Incubateus
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Personal Statement Flub

Postby Incubateus » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:25 pm

So I turned in my apps and while going back through them I found that I omitted a word. Rather than reading "allowing me TO help" it reads "allowing me help". So that's awesome.

Question is: Do I go back to each school via email and try to fix it or would it just as easily be overlooked?

After spending so much time writing this it's just a kick in the face to have overlooked something so simple.

Incubateus
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Re: Personal Statement Flub

Postby Incubateus » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:33 pm

bump

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cactuarX3
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Re: Personal Statement Flub

Postby cactuarX3 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:38 pm

did something similar in one of my Why X school essays. the general consensus is that it doesn't matter unless it's right at the VERY BEGINNING of the essay


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cinephile
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Re: Personal Statement Flub

Postby cinephile » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:52 pm

Updating will just call attention to it. Don't worry about it, it's not a big deal and didn't even change the phrase into something offensive.

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cutecarmel
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Re: Personal Statement Flub

Postby cutecarmel » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:57 am

don't worry about it.

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mrtoren
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Re: Personal Statement Flub

Postby mrtoren » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:21 pm

Incubateus wrote:So I turned in my apps and while going back through them I found that I omitted a word. Rather than reading "allowing me TO help" it reads "allowing me help". So that's awesome.

Question is: Do I go back to each school via email and try to fix it or would it just as easily be overlooked?

After spending so much time writing this it's just a kick in the face to have overlooked something so simple.

I love these threads. They make me realize how normal I am.

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danielhay11
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Re: Personal Statement Flub

Postby danielhay11 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:20 am

FWIW: I did something very similar in my "Why Cornell" essay (left out a preposition in the first paragraph), and I still got in.




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