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Real Essay Gaffes (Funnies)

Uploaded by EssayEdge on Jan 07, 2002

"Proofread! Have others proofread! Spell check! It’s stunning how many people have careless, even really obvious typos in their statements. It makes the applicant look sloppy, uninterested, unintelligent." - Admissions Officer


You would be amazed at the things that get written in admissions essays-even at the top schools. The following is a list of some of the funniest mistakes found by the admissions officers on our team. Remember that behind the hilarity of these errors lurks a serious message: always proofread your essays! Otherwise, you will get the same reaction that these other applicants did: “It makes you wonder if these kids care about their essays at all,” said one of our staff. “I never know whether to call it apathy or ignorance,” said another “but either way, the impression is not good.” Then again, at least they got a laugh!

  • Mt. Elgon National Park is well known for its rich deposits of herds of elephants.
  • I enjoyed my bondage with the family and especially with their mule, Jake.
  • The book was very entertaining, even though it was about a dull subject, World War II.
  • I would love to attend a college where the foundation was built upon women.
  • The worst experience that I have probably ever had to go through emotionally was when other members of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and I went to Pennsylvania for their annual pigeon shooting.
  • He was a modest man with an unbelievable ego.
  • Scuba One members are volunteers, but that never stops them from trying to save someone’s life.
  • Hemingway includes no modern terminology in A Farewell to Arms. This, of course, is due to that fact that it was not written recently.
  • I am proud to be able to say that I have sustained from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco products.
  • I’ve been a strong advocate of the abomination of drunk driving.
  • If Homer’s primary view of mortal life could be expressed in a word it would be this: life is fleeting.
  • Such things as divorces, separations, and annulments greatly reduce the need for adultery to be committed.
  • It is rewarding to hear when some of these prisoners I have fought for are released, yet triumphant when others are executed.
  • Playing the saxophone lets me develop technique and skill which will help me in the future, since I would like to become a doctor.
  • However, many students would not be able to emerge from the same situation unscrewed.
  • I look at each stage...

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Date:   01/07/2002

Category:   Lesson 6

Length:   3 pages (776 words)

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