CoaltoNewCastle wrote:First, if he were going into physics that would be one thing, but he's applying to go to the best law schools in the country, schools that prepare you to be a lawyer, a profession where writing is crucial. You can not afford to be a sloppy writer when you're a lawyer. And he's not just making minor typos, his posts are actually very difficult to read. Yours can be hard to read too, but I get the impression that you're an international applicant, and you're certainly not a troll.
Second, his posts are ridiculous. For months he's been saying and asking really annoying things. I wasn't only talking about his writing ability, I was also talking about the insane stuff he says that makes your brain want to explode.
Third, the "huge leap of faith" I mentioned was mainly referring to his numbers. Indeed, it would be a huge leap of faith for Harvard or Yale to make him one of their few admits with numbers that are far below even their 25th percentiles (although I don't remember his UGPA). The only way these schools can admit somebody like that is if the person is absolutely amazing in other respects. That's why it would be a huge leap of faith, and his absurd, frustrating, and hard-to-read posts absolutely reflect badly on him when he really needs to have everything going for him to get admitted to these schools.
As I said above, I think people take things too seriously on here. So I will try not to make it so seriously.
BTW I am not an international student. English is my second language and I wasn't a LA major. Getting your point across is not the same as writing error free English. There are many lawyers and judges who excel at what they do without reaching the proficiency that you think is necessary.
1. Not everyone writes well on first draft. This is a Internet forum, it doesn't have to be representative of our writing skills. If I need to write a paper, I will proof read many times because I know my writing needs to be proof read more than usual. I don't do that for forum postings. I can't expected anyone to. Grammar police on forums are just stupid. This is informal communication, if you understand the meaning, the goal of the vehicle has been satisfied. Like I said, there is a time and place for everything. When I am at home, I talk in slangs. When I text on my phone, I use txt codes. When I type on the forum, I don't take the time to double check.
2. You don't know his numbers. You only think you know his numbers because he said so in his posts. If you think he is an obvious troll and shouldn't be trusted, then don't believe in his numbers. Either take him seriously or not. As a whole. Don't quote his stats to attack him with if you don't believe him in the first place... Don't attack the credibility of your witness then use him to build your case
3. You don't know any truth about the admission status. Unless you are a staff at one of the forementioned school, all your knowledge about the admission process has been through self-assessment and learning on this forum. Your guess
is as good as anyone else's. You just simply can't claim that it is a huge leap of faith... actually you can't make ANY claims as to his chances of admission absent some REAL knowledge about the admission process. Yes it does seem unlikely, but using an educated or whatever guess to attack his chances is still akin to a blind person telling a blind person when to cross the street.