Typo in Ps!!

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Pancakes12
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Typo in Ps!!

Postby Pancakes12 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:20 pm

Realized I misspelled "led" as "lead"... Applied to HLS... It's in the last paragraph. Forget about it or send in a new copy?

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:35 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:Realized I misspelled "led" as "lead"... Applied to HLS... It's in the last paragraph. Forget about it or send in a new copy?


Go get hammered. It's Friday

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby Pancakes12 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:45 pm

DwightSchruteFarms wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:Realized I misspelled "led" as "lead"... Applied to HLS... It's in the last paragraph. Forget about it or send in a new copy?


Go get hammered. It's Friday


Solid advice for sure, but is it going to affect my chances with them?

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby dowu » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:47 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:Realized I misspelled "led" as "lead"... Applied to HLS... It's in the last paragraph. Forget about it or send in a new copy?


Go get hammered. It's Friday


Solid advice for sure, but is it going to affect my chances with them!

They probably wont read that shit bro. All they care about are your numbers. I promise you that.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby Pancakes12 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:37 pm

dowu wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:Realized I misspelled "led" as "lead"... Applied to HLS... It's in the last paragraph. Forget about it or send in a new copy?


Go get hammered. It's Friday


Solid advice for sure, but is it going to affect my chances with them!

They probably wont read that shit bro. All they care about are your numbers. I promise you that.


It isn't that clear cut. Some people with great numbers get rejected. That has to be for a reason. In all honesty, what should I do?

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby Magical Trevor » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:39 pm

DwightSchruteFarms wrote:Go get hammered. It's Friday

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby hephaestus » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:53 pm

There is a high probability this won't get discovered. I wouldn't draw attention to it by sending another ps.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby hephaestus » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:54 pm

skzen75 wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:Go get hammered. It's Friday

Also this.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby Pancakes12 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:09 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
skzen75 wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:Go get hammered. It's Friday

Also this.


Alright thanks. But if it were discovered.... How much of an impact do you think it would have?

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby dowu » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:13 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
skzen75 wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:Go get hammered. It's Friday

Also this.


Alright thanks. But if it were discovered.... How much of an impact do you think it would have?

Zero. People who are denied with higher numbers are denied BECAUASe of yield protection. I can't imagine them denying someone because of a typo in their PS.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby hephaestus » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:18 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
skzen75 wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:Go get hammered. It's Friday

Also this.


Alright thanks. But if it were discovered.... How much of an impact do you think it would have?

There's no empirical answer to your question. We don't know how much of an impact. However, if it had a big effect we would see more variance on lsn. There are likely minor errors in many applications, and yet admissions numbers are not that inconsistent.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby ScottRiqui » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:27 pm

dowu wrote:Zero. People who are denied with higher numbers are denied BECAUASe of yield protection. I can't imagine them denying someone because of a typo in their PS.


I agree that it's not likely to have much of an effect, but I also doubt that Harvard is dinging very many high scorers for yield protection. Rather, they're one of the few schools with enough high-quality applicants that they can afford to look beyond the numbers and make decisions based on softs, without worrying about their medians.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby thebigtinman » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:30 pm

FWIW:

Improbably enough, this exact thing happened to me (typo in the final paragraph of my PS to HLS, where I was a fringe candidate). I sent in a fresh version and got in. No clue if it helped. My opinion: Might as well send in a fixed copy.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:35 pm

I know someone who included the name of the wrong law school in one of his personal statements to a T-14 and he still got in.

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Re: Typo in Ps!!

Postby esypsylmnsqsy » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:44 pm

skzen75 wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:Go get hammered. It's Friday


If you're sweating this, this is definitely TCR.




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