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Honor's college essay mistake-embarrasing!


Replies to: Honor's college essay mistake-embarrasing!

  • tk21769tk21769 Registered User Posts: 10,608 Senior Member
    Gee, "tit knits" would be a great name for ... something.
    Tight sweaters?
    (Ugh, Alpha Delta Alpha! What a tight knit bevy of nitwits in tit knits!)
  • jorangerjoranger Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Actually, that was my mistake. I looked back at his essay and he didn't do it. Whew...
  • jorangerjoranger Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I wrote Honor's College he didn't.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 76,121 Senior Member
    Tell then...tit-knit is the only error.

    Let it go. The school says no changes can be made after submission. What is your kid going to say when he calls "I know that changes are not permitted...but can you change MY essay?"

    Think about it...makes no sense to call.
  • jorangerjoranger Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I'll let all of you know if he gets in!
  • NJProParentNJProParent Registered User Posts: 238 Junior Member
    Hope he get's in (typo intended, lol ... sorry). With our reliance on spell check, I can see how something like that can slip past the final review. And thank you @rebeccar for the link to "Clam Farts" - I was a first timer reading that. True story or not, that thread sure made me laugh.
  • DmitriRDmitriR Registered User Posts: 838 Member
    Honestly, I have a hard time believing that actual humans read every word of those essays. I think that if it was, like, a *lot* of typos or if it was something egregious like leaving, "I would like to attend Harvard because..." in your copy-pasted essay for Stanford, then that would be a reason to be concerned. But to my knowledge they are looking for professionalism in terms of the construction but more importantly the student's voice and what they can contribute. A single typo shouldn't change anything.
  • green678green678 Registered User Posts: 618 Member
    An admissions officer from a top-10 college who spoke at my D's high school said not to worry if there is a typo.
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 10,626 Senior Member
    It should be a" tight-knit group of individuals" not a "group of tight-knit individuals."
    (What is a "tight-knit individual": someone wrapped too tight?!)
  • saintfansaintfan Registered User Posts: 8,274 Senior Member
    That gave me a good morning chuckle
  • saintfansaintfan Registered User Posts: 8,274 Senior Member
    DS was hammering out some supplement short answer questions at 11:45 last night and there's no way I'm going back in the cold light of day to proof read. Let sleeping dogs lie . . . what's done is done.
  • SnowmeSnowme Registered User Posts: 347 Member
    The submit button was hit early here -- 11:35PM. Afterwards I noticed a problem with verb tense in D's common app essay. Oh well. This was in a section that hadn't changed in days, and even her teacher missed it. I think I'll stay quiet about it at least until she catches up on her sleep.
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