I've debated writing a thread like this because I don't want to be blasted for being elitist and a grammar snob, but I have just a couple of comments on spelling and the lack of proofreading. Am I the only one or are there others who have a REALLY hard time reading posts where u = you, ur = your, etc? I know it might be habit, but it's a pain in the ass to read sometimes. Also, some posts are so mangled with errors it's impossible to understand what the poster is trying to say. Please proofread what you're writing. If English isn't your proverbial "cup of tea", you should do your best to write more professionally in this forum. Doing so may help you gain a better comprehension of grammar, spelling, and writing techniques that you will use in the future. The importance of technique, when writing your admissions essays, cannot be under-emphasized. Good writing takes practice, so let's all start practicing!