Which is more important. Personal Statement or Recommendation Letter


Hi All,

I joined this forum because I applied to top Universities (UCLA and NYU) to pursue my LLM and something is bothering me. Being a Nigerian Expatriate living in England, I have 2 years of work experience. Graduated LLB with 2.1. I have good extra curriculum activities and other good credentials. My personal statement is generally eye catching but I found out that there was 1 grammatical error in my recommendation letter from my former Professor who is French. Although this letter is full of praises, it is only 1 page long. I tried to have him rectify the error but it was too late as my admission deadline was fast approaching. How detrimental will this error be? Will the admission committee overlook it if every other competent in my application is good.

Any input from an admission expert will be appreciated

Hi All,

I joined this forum because I applied to top Universities (UCLA and NYU) to pursue my LLM and something is bothering me. Being a Nigerian Expatriate living in England, I have 2 years of work experience. Graduated LLB with 2.1. I have good extra curriculum activities and other good credentials. My personal statement is generally eye catching but I found out that there was 1 grammatical error in my recommendation letter from my former Professor who is French. Although this letter is full of praises, it is only 1 page long. I tried to have him rectify the error but it was too late as my admission deadline was fast approaching. How detrimental will this error be? Will the admission committee overlook it if every other competent in my application is good.

Any input from an admission expert will be appreciated
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While I am no admissions expert, I find it very hard to believe that a grammatical error in one of your letters of recommendation would affect your chances of admission.

While I am no admissions expert, I find it very hard to believe that a grammatical error in one of your letters of recommendation would affect your chances of admission.
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I wouldn't worry about a grammatical error. Admission Committees receive thousands of letters from all over the world... IMO, I think they can be reasonable when the recommender is not a native speaker.

I wouldn't worry about a grammatical error. Admission Committees receive thousands of letters from all over the world... IMO, I think they can be reasonable when the recommender is not a native speaker.
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Thank you. Regarding the recommendation letter, I will also like to know, from people that have experience in this area, if a page will be sufficient.

Thanks

Thank you. Regarding the recommendation letter, I will also like to know, from people that have experience in this area, if a page will be sufficient.

Thanks
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I have 4 recommendations, ranging from 1-2-4 pages long. I used all of them.

I have 4 recommendations, ranging from 1-2-4 pages long. I used all of them.
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