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IS IT QUEENS OR QUEEN'S?

A photo of amhsirak amhsirak
So throughout my entire PSE and Commerce essay, I referred to Queen's University as Queens University? Can anyone relate? Will this jeopardize my change of getting in? :scratch:
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Queen's

I don't think ti really matters in the grand scheme of things
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@amhsirak wrote
So throughout my entire PSE and Commerce essay, I referred to Queen's University as Queens University? Can anyone relate? Will this jeopardize my change of getting in? :scratch:



Those would be some powerful apostrophes if you didn't get acceptance for forgetting them!!

Personally, I wouldn't worry about it too much, firstly because you can't change it now, and secondly because it probably won't matter that much.
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Thanks for the reassurance guys, but it's really daunting though. And the fact that I referred to Queen's no less than 30 times does not really help the matter. As opposed to a spelling error, I guess it's nbd. Plus, I've heard of other issues surrounding the apostrophes (something about them turning into question marks once pasted from a word document), and queens has said to overlook such issues. Hopefully they'll overlook apostrophes as a whole :D
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lol @ thread

I don't think they'll care.
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That's nothing man.

Since I copy-pasted my essay from MS word, the "Queen's" turned into "Queen?s"

I am sure it happened to many - apostrophe turned into a question mark. A lotta other punctuations like dashes and quotations showed question marks too, but I edited it in such a way that it would work.

Later I figured, we were supposed to basically take that question mark off and retype it, and the problem would've been solved.

...so yeah, although edited and made necessary changes, one thing I forgot to change are the question marks within "Queen?s".

In the process, someone at my school scared the out of me when he said it's not "Queen's", rather "Queens". I rushed to Student Services and picked up a scholarship poster to confirm it is "Queen's" and not "Queens".

Btw, did anyone else get have an issue with the question marks? :(
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Yes, you're screwed. Start planning back-ups now.
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A photo of amhsirak amhsirak
smarty1, don't worry about it... that is considered a system error. On the queens site, it says that the admissions staff is aware of this issue and it will provide to disadvantage to the applicant. My mistake - on the other hand - is a huge grammatical error... im just hoping they over look all issues governing apostrophes!
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@amhsirak wrote
smarty1, don't worry about it... that is considered a system error. On the queens site, it says that the admissions staff is aware of this issue and it will provide to disadvantage to the applicant. My mistake - on the other hand - is a huge grammatical error... im just hoping they over look all issues governing apostrophes!


no*
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@amhsirak:

"no*" <- ? :s

I actually think you'll be fine. Here is why I think that. When I saw those question marks, the first thing I thought of doing is just take them off, and leave out the apostrophe, assuming that they'll understand why I did that.

I decided not to do anything, since I thought the majority would just ignore the question marks or simply not notice them.

That said, I am sure that there are enough people who took out those annoying question marks and left it "Queens" hoping that the admission staff would understand the rationale. :bball:
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"and it will provide no disadvantage" LOL lets hope so... queens is one of my top choices, after schulich of course :)
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@smarty1 wrote
I actually think you'll be fine. Here is why I think that. When I saw those question marks, the first thing I thought of doing is just take them off, and leave out the apostrophe, assuming that they'll understand why I did that.

I decided not to do anything, since I thought the majority would just ignore the question marks or simply not notice them.

That said, I am sure that there are enough people who took out those annoying question marks and left it "Queens" hoping that the admission staff would understand the rationale. :bball:


You saw the question marks, decided to leave it, and submitted it? What kind of rationale is that? You're lazy?
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unless you applied for english I really doubt they'll care about that
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@Zion wrote

@smarty1 wrote
I actually think you'll be fine. Here is why I think that. When I saw those question marks, the first thing I thought of doing is just take them off, and leave out the apostrophe, assuming that they'll understand why I did that.

I decided not to do anything, since I thought the majority would just ignore the question marks or simply not notice them.

That said, I am sure that there are enough people who took out those annoying question marks and left it "Queens" hoping that the admission staff would understand the rationale. :bball:


You saw the question marks, decided to leave it, and submitted it? What kind of rationale is that? You're lazy?



I guess so. I would change it if it were me.
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@Zion wrote

@smarty1 wrote
I actually think you'll be fine. Here is why I think that. When I saw those question marks, the first thing I thought of doing is just take them off, and leave out the apostrophe, assuming that they'll understand why I did that.

I decided not to do anything, since I thought the majority would just ignore the question marks or simply not notice them.

That said, I am sure that there are enough people who took out those annoying question marks and left it "Queens" hoping that the admission staff would understand the rationale. :bball:


You saw the question marks, decided to leave it, and submitted it? What kind of rationale is that? You're lazy?



No.

When apostrophes were turning into question marks, I did not know that turning them into apostrophes again, would actually turn the question marks into apostrophes in the final draft. I also checked with a few people while working on the PSE, and they did the same thing.
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@cosstickxx wrote

@Zion wrote

@smarty1 wrote
I actually think you'll be fine. Here is why I think that. When I saw those question marks, the first thing I thought of doing is just take them off, and leave out the apostrophe, assuming that they'll understand why I did that.

I decided not to do anything, since I thought the majority would just ignore the question marks or simply not notice them.

That said, I am sure that there are enough people who took out those annoying question marks and left it "Queens" hoping that the admission staff would understand the rationale. :bball:


You saw the question marks, decided to leave it, and submitted it? What kind of rationale is that? You're lazy?



I guess so. I would change it if it were me.



When apostrophes were turning into question marks, I did not know that turning them into apostrophes again, would actually turn the question marks into apostrophes in the final draft. I also checked with a few people while working on the PSE, and they did the same thing.
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I'm sure if your marks are good enough, it doesn't matter. But you dun goofed.
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I applied to both Science and Engineering. Do I have to write two supps?
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@snowman wrote
I applied to both Science and Engineering. Do I have to write two supps?



Nope, just one!
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thanks
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So I was reading a couple of posts from last year, and I was so surprised to read about ppl who had great marks (92+), who made it into other competitive business programs, yet failed to make it into Queen's bc of their PSE. And with my crappy mistake, my chances of getting in are pretty depressing... My essays and extra currics were fairly good though, so IDFK I HATE WAITING
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