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good seminar paper

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:28 am

what should a good seminar paper look like
The other day our professor put a past seminar paper on reserve and it's like 18 pages of summary: he goes over the statutes of 50 states and gives a summary of the overall trend or something. I would call it a summary, not analysis. If there was analysis, then it's like less than 10% of the whole paper.

I refrain from asking my professor because it would be like doubting his good judgment (well, maybe the rest of the class wrote worse papers, who knows?)

I know it'd be hard to think of something truly original or insightful, given most of what we can think of have been written, if not overwritten. But isn't a good seminar paper supposed to contain more substance?

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Re: good seminar paper

Postby Geat27 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:58 am

Anonymous User wrote: isn't a good seminar paper supposed to contain more substance?


Yes.

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Re: good seminar paper

Postby Merrill » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:what should a good seminar paper look like
The other day our professor put a past seminar paper on reserve and it's like 18 pages of summary: he goes over the statutes of 50 states and gives a summary of the overall trend or something. I would call it a summary, not analysis. If there was analysis, then it's like less than 10% of the whole paper.

I refrain from asking my professor because it would be like doubting his good judgment (well, maybe the rest of the class wrote worse papers, who knows?)

I know it'd be hard to think of something truly original or insightful, given most of what we can think of have been written, if not overwritten. But isn't a good seminar paper supposed to contain more substance?


What does this have to do with legal employment?

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Re: good seminar paper

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:35 am

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Re: good seminar paper

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:37 am

what's so funny is the author of the said paper was on law review and published a LR note (better work for sure).

I thought i missed something - I reread his seminar paper and even footnotes, which are mostly referential, id. not inferential, see id.




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