Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jselson » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:39 pm

az21833 wrote:i never use oxford/harvard commas - personal preference. asha hates that?


Yer dead to her.

ohpobrecito wrote:I agree wish Asha on this. Seriously.


+1, but not ding-worthy. Over 250? Def ding-worthy.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:43 pm

in business (atleast finance), oxford commas are rarely used... so i didn't use them in my writing for LS out of habit.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby anela00 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:50 pm



1++++

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby vzapana » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:51 pm



Just pointing out that the semicolon should be used in that sentence ....

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:05 am

Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


Yeah in journalism all the stylebooks say to avoid it, but it's just always felt necessary for me, at least in how I want my sentences to be read.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby chickpea » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:06 am

Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


+1

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bfigsan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 am

chickpea wrote:
Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


+1


Wow, I never knew this was such a contentious topic! I love my Oxford commas, so...hope it's not a deal breaker.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 am

I'm...not ready for this. Ughhhhhh

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yukos » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:28 am



This just points out that both versions are ambiguous. Maybe "jfk" is a stripper crew (could be an acronym for their names). Anyone paying attention to his prose would've written "we invited JFK, Stalin and the strippers."

(also, I lol'd)

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:33 am

Yukos wrote:


This just points out that both versions are ambiguous. Maybe "jfk" is a stripper crew (could be an acronym for their names). Anyone paying attention to his prose would've written "we invited JFK, Stalin and the strippers."

(also, I lol'd)


Stalin and the Strippers. Great band name.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jselson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:41 am

Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


I add 'em to my students' work.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:16 am

jselson wrote:
Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


I add 'em to my students' work.


Oxford commas for the win.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yukos » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:24 am

jselson wrote:
Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


I add 'em to my students' work.


You're a menace to the youth.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jselson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:06 am

Yukos wrote:
jselson wrote:
Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


I add 'em to my students' work.


You're a menace to the youth.


I consider myself a disinterested and judicious critic, a proponent of civilization over savagery, and a proud member of the Village Green Preservation Society.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:40 am

jselson wrote:
Yukos wrote:
jselson wrote:
Wormfather wrote:I've actually had professors cross out all my oxford commas.


I add 'em to my students' work.


You're a menace to the youth.


I consider myself a disinterested and judicious critic, a proponent of civilization over savagery, and a proud member of the Village Green Preservation Society.


then you should head over to the In At Harvard thread:
Stinson wrote:Congrats to all the admits from a 3L, and I wanted to share my favorite March ASW moment:

Scene: Getting awesome free food at HLS ASW.
Me to girlfriend: "What does that little card next to the soft pretzels say?"
Girlfriend: "It says 'whole grain mustard.'"
Me: (Feigning surprise.) "Oh my, whole grain!"
Old lady from admissions in fancy dress: "My dears, this is Harvard University! We aren't savages."

Btw, loving it three years later.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Cicero76 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:22 am

There will be blood.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:30 am

tha twas from yesterday? who got in last night? who is nobody from tls getting Y?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:44 am

az21833 wrote:tha twas from yesterday? who got in last night? who is nobody from tls getting Y?

Asha is stalking this site and holding all the apps from applicants whom she can match to a TLS profile.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby vzapana » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:41 am

TripTrip wrote:
az21833 wrote:tha twas from yesterday? who got in last night? who is nobody from tls getting Y?

Asha is stalking this site and holding all the apps from applicants whom she can match to a TLS profile.


according to last year's thread, early rejections are done by mail (e-mail if international). and in april, basically all rejections were done by e-mail. people on the waitlist also hear back in april by e-mail. so basically, PRAY FOR AN EMPTY MAILBOX NEXT WEEK.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Spritzpiggy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:52 am

I really would prefer an email rejection. No need to have tangible proof of my inadequacy, nor waste resources in the process.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:57 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:I really would prefer an email rejection. No need to have tangible proof of my inadequacy, nor waste resources in the process.


+1. Guess it's nice that I'll get the ding before the blizzard.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wert3813 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Conspiracy theory: Aisha knew LSN was down and acted accordingly.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:56 pm

wert3813 wrote:Conspiracy theory: Aisha made LSN go down and acted accordingly.


FIFY

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:07 pm

My campus is shutdown, so no mail for me. Anyone from CT here? I'm sure you'll here first if letters went out yesterday.




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