grammar mistakes

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  1. mediocriskid

    mediocriskid Junior Member

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    Much to my dismay, I've noticed that 2 of my applications that I have submitted have 1 grammar mistake within them. Do you think this is going to make too much of a difference? I've read Kaplan and a few other books, and this is the the #1 no no.
     
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  3. Church

    Church Snark-free since 2008

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    How glaring a grammar error was it? Some are worse than others.
     
  4. mediocriskid

    mediocriskid Junior Member

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    one was a spelling mistake that the spell check didn't pick up and the other was as well as, sans the second as
     
  5. Church

    Church Snark-free since 2008

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    I wouldn't sweat it too much. I called my sister (was a student member of admissions board at PCOM) and she allowed as how half the board won't even notice, and the other half probably won't care.
     
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    God I have had soooo many mistakes. Even spelled the City of the school wrong :(
    On the primary i have principle instead of principal investigator
    So stupid
     
  7. the negative 1

    the negative 1 Bovie to "war crimes" please

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    But at least you know how to spell "grammar" correctly. :D

    Now if we could just get people to spell "definitely" correctly too....
     
  8. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search

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    You mean like this...."definetely" ?? Or do you like "definitly" better?



















    Just kidding, just kidding :love:
     
  9. Dr.TobiasFünke

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    oh the carefree spirit of youth...
     
  10. WildTumor

    WildTumor Senior Member

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    don't worry about a few mistakes. My advice: once you submit an application don't review it since you can no longer change it anyway. Why bother searching for mistakes over which to agonize?
     
  11. Hednej

    Hednej ***** Level 60

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    I Agree.
     
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    you can't fix your mistakes. no point in worrying. just take it and go.
     
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    jackieMD2007 ***MVI***

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    The real question, OP, is:
    "Would you eat a poop hot dog to have your AMCAS/secondary mistakes fixed?"
    :laugh:
     
  14. Hoberto

    Hoberto Squirrel Girl

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    Although you will be worried about it and wishing you could change it, you can't. Don't bring it up in an interview and try not to dwell. Chances are good no one is scrutinizing your application anyway. If one error keeps you out of a school do you really want to go to that school?
     
  15. I wouldn't sweat that. I've seen it spelled both ways.
     
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  17. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!!

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    ha ha, you spelled grammer with two "a"s. oh, the iruny.
     
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    dwigt Assistant^RegionalManager

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    My favorite is definately
     

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