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why oh why did i just do that!

Discussion in 'Personal Statements' started by Mumtomidwife, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Mumtomidwife

    Mumtomidwife Member

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    Being the impatient person that I am I decided to log on to Track and found that I was able to see my whole application. Scrolling down I read through my personal statement again, which I thought was well written and I had spell checked over and over before putting on the application. However, I have now realised I missed out a word in a sentence and part of another sentence is not very good grammatically.

    At the open day, the things that the course admissions tutor said DO NOT DO was spelling mistakes, bad grammar and lying! So am now pooping myself that this will count against me:'(

    Has anyone else made mistakes - can we go in and change things??? Or is it just a wait and hope moment?
  2. Ilithyia

    Ilithyia Well-Known Member

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    yep, i've made silly little mistakes the last 2 years - ive still had at least 1 interview a year :).. last year i put 'detrimental' in my PS where it should have said 'essential'!!! i almost died when i realised because it was a massive mistake on my part lol. but it was never mentioned in my feedback & i still got an interview at york who have always been notoriously picky.

    no u can't change anything unfortunately, but don't forget they skim over hundreds of these - its easy to miss little mistakes like that, so try not to worry too much! no one who read my PS beforehand picked up on it either! Xx
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    Binky 2013 mw stude

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    I made mistakes last year but not on my ps. Did you have it reviewed?
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    Thanks Ilithyia - what a couple of words to get mixed up! Good luck with your interviews x I will stay positive then, I must admit I had a couple of people read it as well as me, and me reading it out aloud, and none of us noticed, so fingers crossed.

    Hi Binky, no I didnt have it reviewed. I knew what I wanted to write in the end and was happy with it. It seems my PS has turned into one of those pictures that you have to read and re read to notice the mistake ;) Good luck with your application x
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    Binky 2013 mw stude

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    Hopefully it won't be spotted then :) I missed out vital grades and my middle names :p Unfortunately the former was a problem and it went downhill from there! Thanks hun, you too!x
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    Oh No! I can see how the grades would be a bit of an issue xxxx
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    Binky 2013 mw stude

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    Yup lol. Didn't know there was a bit to list core skills :/ Have you only one choice?x
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    yes just the one university - ARU - do to family and hubbie's work location. Where have you applied to?
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    Binky 2013 mw stude

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    Just UWS so all my eggs are in one basket too. I applied to 3 last year but Scottish uni's have been halved etc
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    OMG that must make it even tougher up there to get a place! fingers crossed you have success xx

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