hahaa..yeah i m using this as a way of getting out of writing last minute essays :|
well mispelling at an ivy does show a lack of carelessness, but their reading the essays so quickly maybe admissions officers wont catch it? if it is just one word i am sure they wont penalize you ..more than one is a problem though. good luck
^he may be lying though. My friend with a 2370 SAT, rank 5/1200 and 3.98 gpa with some decent ECs got rejected from Stanford, MIT, and Dmouth, probably because of some spelling errors (3+ errors on his supp essays). He wasnt asian either if that makes a difference.
^I dont think Ivys worry about your lack of carelessness, but rather an abundance of carelessness.
ONCE AGAIN, OP, for a serious answer, do a ****ING forum search.
^ I agree, just remember as your head hits the pillow tonight, that there are at least 4 rejects for every admit. Do you really think that enough people made spelling errors on their app (IE 80%) for them to begin admitting people with spelling errors on their apps. At least in my thought process, the math just doesnt work out.
stanford09, I'm really sorry, but this thread is pointless. If you had a modicum of common sense, you would've realized before you posted this that one spelling error isn't going to get your application trashed. Just relax.
Uhhh. I did use a spell check button. are F888ing crazy? READ THE DAMN QUESTION !!! Spell check makes sure that the word is spelled correctly, duhh.., and not whether it is the RIGHT word. In my case instead of "allows" I put "allow" spelling of which is correct, but its just not the right word. If you read my question you would understand what I was saying. Now tell me that I AM lazy, you did not even read the question.