Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Grammatical Error in Secondary

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Gabujabu, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Gabujabu

    Gabujabu Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    I had originally shown my secondary essay for Columbia to my dad, mom, and sister, and I looked over it multiple times. Anyway, today I noticed a grammatical error in it. Will this be a big deal and should I even bother to try to change it? I'm guessing no? :confused:
     
  2. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist
    Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    100
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    What's done is done. If it was missed multiple times on initial review, chances are it won't be picked up on the quick skim it gets when they review your applicaiton. Now it will be noticed if you try to change it.

    Don't bother.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. jackieMD2007

    jackieMD2007 ***MVI***
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,510
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Submit is Forever.
    Cross your fingers and hope they don't catch it.
    Depakotes' point about how they skim it is probably right--if you are missing a small word that people would *automatically* fill in when reading a sentence you're probably OK.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Gabujabu

    Gabujabu Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    yeah, the word is "of" and my entire family and I mentally inserted the word!
     
  5. Dr.TobiasFünke

    Physician 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I have a policy not to go over things once they're submitted. Last week, after being accepted to my top choice months ago, I found a REALLY stupid mistake in my personal statement and got upset about it (i was giving it to a friend to read that is applying now). If I had found that while applying I dont know what i would have done...

    The point being, you're human, you makes mistakes. One or two minor mistakes will not affect you negatively. RELAX.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Gabujabu

    Gabujabu Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Yeah, the only reason I noticed is that I was using part of that secondary response for another essay.

     
  7. jackieMD2007

    jackieMD2007 ***MVI***
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,510
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Yeah I noticed a similar one in one of mine for UIC when I was using part of a secondary response for another essay too.

    No biggie. If you and multiple other readers didn't catch it until a 4th or 5th reading, I doubt the adcom will. It isn't the kind of thing that sticks out like a misspelled word or a sentence that flat out doesn't make sense. :luck:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page