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Silly mistake

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 05, 2017 1:05 am

Made a mistake in my transfer ps: e.g. "i'm excited to apply to the Harvard Law" should've taken "the" out. Is this very minor or is it going to impact my app? :(

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby lakers180 » Fri May 05, 2017 1:07 am

lol no

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby B90 » Fri May 05, 2017 1:18 am

Actually, you should have capitalized "The." At least put it in italics.

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby Nebby » Fri May 05, 2017 9:30 am

Yup. Auto ding. Sorry :(

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 05, 2017 12:27 pm

Not sure if serious nebby... :(

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby Nebby » Fri May 05, 2017 3:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if serious nebby... :(

I'm messing with you. You'll be fine.

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby acr » Fri May 05, 2017 3:23 pm

"This person has outstanding credentials, phenomenal 1L grades from a high ranking school, amazing letters of recommendation, a well written personal statement, and would make a strong contribution to Harvard in general."

"Yeah but he said 'the Harvard Law School' in his personal statement."

"oh you're right, let's ding him"

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 05, 2017 4:45 pm

It's just that I'm coming from a TT, applying to the T14. I thought it wouldn't be an auto ding, but I'm in the legal profession where attention to detail is so important, and I thought having a typo like that shows I didn't go through my ps enough. But yea i guess i shouldn't worry too much.

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby Heisenbyrd » Fri May 05, 2017 5:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:"i'm excited to apply to the Harvard Law"


^ see, with a little emphasis in the mind of the reader, that "the" could be appropriate.

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby Goldie » Fri May 05, 2017 5:44 pm

Heisenbyrd wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:"i'm excited to apply to the Harvard Law"


^ see, with a little emphasis in the mind of the reader, that "the" could be appropriate.


Especially if you said "the Harvard Law" School.

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby lavarman84 » Sat May 06, 2017 6:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:It's just that I'm coming from a TT, applying to the T14. I thought it wouldn't be an auto ding, but I'm in the legal profession where attention to detail is so important, and I thought having a typo like that shows I didn't go through my ps enough. But yea i guess i shouldn't worry too much.


If you're at a TT, it's unlikely to make a difference. To get into HLS from a TT, you usually have to be #1 in your class. I doubt they're going to write you off because of a small typo when you're #1 in your class.

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Re: Silly mistake

Postby Mickfromgm » Sun May 07, 2017 4:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Made a mistake in my transfer ps: e.g. "i'm excited to apply to the Harvard Law" should've taken "the" out. Is this very minor or is it going to impact my app? :(


Are you first in your class? If so, no, it doesn't matter. Were you last in your class? If so, no, it doesn't matter. lol. If you are applying for transfer to HLS, you must be the former. I hope. :p

Don't worry about it, they would never ding you for that. It's all about your grades and other academics. Good luck.



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