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Typos in Recommendation Letters

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by IooI, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. IooI

    IooI Member
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    My professor was nice enough to hand me a copy of the recommendation letter he wrote for me but I discovered a typo...he typed the same word two times in a row. I know this will reflect sourly on him, but will this attitude affect my chances in any way? Theres obviously nothing i can do about it but I was just curious as to what you guys think.
     
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  3. rajad10

    rajad10 Senior Member
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    dude, give me a break. seriously.
     
  4. jillibean

    jillibean Senior Member
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    :confused:

    Its an LOR not a publication, its likely no one will even notice.
     
  5. TomWestmanRules

    TomWestmanRules MD Supplicant
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    I hate to burst your bubble, but you're gonna be lucky if the 275 lbs. adcom reviewer even uses that Recommendation Letter to wipe her face after her 11th Hostess Twinkee of the morning, let alone actually reading that your professor used the word "to" twice in a row.

    Enjoy the insomnia.
     
  6. Jedix123

    Jedix123 Senior Member
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    Yes this will break your entire application. Might as well start applying for entering class 2008.
     
  7. David Lee

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    Not your fault dude - you didn't write it. i bet the adcom peops see it all the time.
     
  8. MasterMD

    MasterMD it's a smile on the rocks
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    give up. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Risa

    Risa like Lisa with an R
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    The same thing happened with one of my recommenders last year... he wrote a very sweet letter, but with several typos/grammatical errors, including a misspelling of my name :eek: !

    It's not going to be a problem at all... don't sweat it :)
     
  10. dr.z

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    I'm sure yours is not the first...
     
  11. Bubblehead-to-MD

    Bubblehead-to-MD Emergency Blow!
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    Some harsh responses to a normal first reaction to something like this. Bottom line - it is unlikely that any ADCOM member will lend less credibility to a LOR on the basis of grammar and spelling. Perhaps LizzyM has some thoughts on the topic?
     

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