Thursday, April 13, 2006
Red pen time
The following is from a university on-line application.
See if you can spot the error (s).
[ PERSONAL ESSAY ] Required
The two main reasons for the essay assignment are to get to know you and to evaluate your writing skills. In reviewing your essay, we will consider the quality of thought and clarity of your writing. This essay is not only a factor in admission but a significant factor in the awarding of merit scholarships.
We invite you to select one of the following essay choices.
What sets you apart from everyone else?
Topic of your own choosing. This essay is comletedly open-ended and can be about any topic as long as it fulfills the objectives mentioned above.