would seem logical that prestigious universities would
make sure when they compose letters to entice future students
to join their academic programs, they would be highly
sophisticated and error-free, wouldn't it? ::laughs to
self:: Of course it would, considering college propaganda
is written by members of the illustrious faculty itself
(at least that is my uneducated assumption) and serves
as the sole correspondence between students and colleges
until visitation is possible. But then again, my dear
fellow high schoolers, logic is not always most prevalent
in modern-day living.
It's now the end of the second semester of my senior
year and I have grown to moan at the arrival of various
college letters with their infamous mis-wordings, oversights,
and other strange little occurrences. I've collected
a few for your viewing pleasure, so that all the future
inheritors of the senior status may understand the consequences
of filling out all the little reply forms that colleges
These are things that were REALLY printed/included
in college letters that I have received:
1). A well-respected women's college mails
me a letter, telling me that it's a college for "prestigious
young women" like myself. Then it asks me to tell them
my sex in the reply letter.
2). Another college uses the typical form letter-type
description of their campus to encourage me to visit:
it's all beautiful, sunny, etc. Location of this gorgeous
3). I've actually had a college letter misspell
the word "college."
4). Another dean of admissions decided to get
much more personal than I really cared to and slipped
in a paragraph-long explication of how to properly pronounce
his last name, should I ever get the chance to meet
5). First sentence on a college letter: "Open
minded! That's the kind of people who consider (ha,
like I'm going to tell you that) University!"
But these are only my few experiences. Surely there
must be even more shameful mistakes out there. If you've
seen any that you'd care to share, please send
them along so that we can laugh along with you!
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