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A couple days ago I mailed my portfolio and statement of purpose to one of the many universities I'm applying to. Late last night I reviewed my statement and realized I made a mistake as I was rushing to correct little aspects of the paper and ship my materials to the school. The mistake was that I should of changed was "gave" to "given", but unfortunately only added a "n" to gave, spelling "gaven". I'm really stressing out over this mistake, I can't sleep or eat and its all I can think about. My statement otherwise is very articulate, and has been years in the making. I've been thinking about what I should do and I desperately need advise.

Should I:

a) resend the statement of purpose, with a note stating to discard the previous one.

B) chill out its only one a small mistake, you're making too big of a deal out of it.

c) call or email the graduate coordinator, and explain that I will be resending a statement of purpose.

I have visited the program recently and received good reviews by many of the departments faculty, who encouraged me to apply, I just don't want this small mistake to ruin my chances.


Edited by likeafire
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Option B, 100%. Seriously, typos like that are hardly noticeable or a big deal. I even got a formal acceptance letter from an Ivy with a couple typos. Don't sweat it B)

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Good Lord....option B+take a deep breath. I guarantee if you were to do option A or C the reaction would be: :blink: which is also my reaction to this post.

All joking aside. AGAIN stellar work first all the rest is just icing on the cake. Now for the love of God please go eat something and go to sleep :P

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