I took the HAT (History Admissions Test) online yesterday (20 October 2023) in America and was pleased with my response (I wrote 750 words in one hour). My writing was excellent but I ran out of time to edit, and saw approximately 6 typos with 5 seconds left to submit and realized I used the same transition “Also,” two paragraphs in a row. In addition, it suddenly dawned upon me that I clearly misunderstood the nature of the source to be a historical piece versus a “mythological piece that inspired a historical piece” even though I answered the question directly. Okay, so how bad will my HAT score be? Will I get any points for being a great writer or am I automatically doomed with my approximately 6 typos and that I failed to identify the true nature of the source? For the record, I practiced and nailed the past 4 HAT practice papers but this source threw me off by mentioning a mythological figure which rarely (if ever) shows up in American history classes. So, will Oxford recognize my potential and see that I can nail this if only I was given more time or should I adjust my expectations and give up my hope of getting shortlisted? Does everyone finish the HAT with a perfect, proofread essay? Was it supposed to be a perfect, polished essay or a writing sample? I applied for History & Politics. I am not applying to colleges in the USA. Thanks.