Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

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gma221
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Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby gma221 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:19 pm

I've been floating on a cloud of elation since I found out I got a 171 on the December LSAT. However, my balloon just deflated a bit when I looked at my writing sample. In the third line, I wrote "hosipital" instead of "hospital." I can't believe I didn't catch this while I was proofreading, especially since I'm generally a bit of a grammar/spelling/punctuation fiend. Should I be worried about how this will affect my chances? If it matters, I'm a URM (MA) with a 3.55 GPA from a well-respected private university (non-Ivy). I have 7 years' work experience in the non-profit sector (I want to do PI law), as well as strong softs/internships from college. Overall, I think my application is strong. I can't believe I made this stupid mistake!

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby inlovewithpiper » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:21 pm

gma221 wrote:I've been floating on a cloud of elation since I found out I got a 171 on the December LSAT. However, my balloon just deflated a bit when I looked at my writing sample. In the third line, I wrote "hosipital" instead of "hospital." I can't believe I didn't catch this while I was proofreading, especially since I'm generally a bit of a grammar/spelling/punctuation fiend. Should I be worried about how this will affect my chances? If it matters, I'm a URM (MA) with a 3.55 GPA from a well-respected private university (non-Ivy). I have 7 years' work experience in the non-profit sector (I want to do PI law), as well as strong softs/internships from college. Overall, I think my application is strong. I can't believe I made this stupid mistake!


Retake.

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby Gooner91 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:26 pm

Not sure if this is serious...

You have nothing to worry about if you are. Stop freaking out and celebrate your score!

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby gma221 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:29 pm

Gooner91 wrote:Not sure if this is serious...

You have nothing to worry about if you are. Stop freaking out and celebrate your score!


Sorry, I didn't mean to be obnoxious. I was being totally serious. Maybe that's a sign I've been spending too much time on this forum...

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby Gooner91 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:31 pm

gma221 wrote:
Gooner91 wrote:Not sure if this is serious...

You have nothing to worry about if you are. Stop freaking out and celebrate your score!


Sorry, I didn't mean to be obnoxious. I was being totally serious. Maybe that's a sign I've been spending too much time on this forum...


Haha, my bad. It seemed a little anal retentive even for TLS standards is all. :)

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby gma221 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:43 pm

Gooner91 wrote:Haha, my bad. It seemed a little anal retentive even for TLS standards is all. :)


I'm not sure if I should be ashamed or proud. :)

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby rebexness » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:46 pm

This is why I make sure my handwriting looks like that of a drunken chimpanzee. :)

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby Otunga » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:47 pm

Contact LSAC - possibly negotiate a retake of the writing sample but not an actual new LSAT administration.

Seriously though - congrats on the score.

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby Clearly » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:08 pm

Just withdraw your apps and wait 5 years for it to no longer be valid.

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Re: Oh sh*t. Should I be worried about this?

Postby gma221 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:45 pm

Okay, okay. I get it. I didn't realize this was such a ridiculous question. I just felt incredibly stupid when I saw "hosipital."




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