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Ugh...Errors On My Rush Secondary

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rxfudd, Aug 18, 2001.

  1. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    If it wasn't so damned long, I might have caught them. Do you guys think these are big errors or will they pass over them?

    On one of my answers to the question "What is your greatest non-academic strength?", I have written "I even sought out professors and students who could better understood the theory so that I could fully appreciate..."

    Within the same answer, I wrote "These are only two examples of what I feel is my greatest academic strength." The question was answering what my greatest non-academic strength is.

    Am I screwed? It took me over 2 weeks to catch it and none of the 6 people who I had proof it for me caught it. Do you think adcoms will be forgiving (assuming they catch it themselves)?
     
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  3. jdub

    jdub Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    hey,

    i imageine that they are pretty forgiving, with the time constraints and all.

    it probalby doesn't help, but i don't see why they would throw your app out because of a few errors.

    i have found some errors on my essays too, que pena!
     
  4. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    I must have been on heavy drugs when I proofed this one (and I did proof it over and over again). I now see that I have spelled opportunity as "opporunity". I checked everything else and this seems to be it as far as my idiotic blunders.

    Looks like I can pretty much forget about Rush.

    Lesson: Check the HELL out of your secondaries - even when you feel like you have them memorized, check it one more time.

    Too bad - I was really banking on Rush for an interview.
     
  5. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Don't assume it's all shot to hell yet rxfudd. They understand that with the million essays they expect you to write there will be *some* errors. You're probably not the only one, but you are one of the few who actually caught your mistakes. I'm curious though: I thought you did it in Acrobat Writer. Why didn't you just write the essays in Word, spellcheck, and copy and paste back in Writer?

    In any case, don't worry too much about it. I doubt that such miniscule errors will really keep you from getting an interview.
     
  6. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Because I'm a MORON!! I have no idea why I didn't do that - it should be obvious...right? Right.

    I do hope you're correct though. At best, this will be an interesting experiment (great - everyone benefits from rxfudd's misfortunes): what will really happen if you send in a secondary with a couple of typos. Drinks are on me for everyone if I get an interview!

    I'm actually feeling a bit better about it today. Something about night time that makes everything so dramatic...
     

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