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IzziesGal
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby IzziesGal » Mon May 17, 2010 3:10 pm

BobSacamano wrote:
I'm thiiiiiiiis close to just saying "screw it" and just playing the coin-flip odds that I grade on.


I'm just this close to saying "screw it."

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Mon May 17, 2010 3:12 pm

IzziesGal wrote:I'm just this close to saying "screw it."

I hope a lot of people at my school chose this route.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby IzziesGal » Mon May 17, 2010 3:18 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:I'm just this close to saying "screw it."

I hope a lot of people at my school chose this route.


Haha. Me, too. In fact, I am tempted to start a campaign encouraging people to drop out. I'll pretend to be on board until enough people have quit that my chances increase, at which point I'll get back in the game.

Sigh. I really have no shot at this. :(

Edit: Law school truly is a humbling experience. I have never questioned my own capabilities as much as I have in the last year. Argh.
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby wiseowl » Mon May 17, 2010 3:19 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:I'm just this close to saying "screw it."

I hope a lot of people at my school chose this route.


+1

we just got an email from the associate dean basically saying "I see most of you haven't turned it in yet...well, good luck". hopefully the burnout trail is thick. unfortunately, that includes me.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby IzziesGal » Mon May 17, 2010 3:21 pm

My dog is literally eating my research.

When I write a thesis, I have papers scattered all over the place with sticky tabs and highlighter marks, etc. Well, my beloved pomeranian just dove in and started chewing my instructions to shreds. I think he feels my pain.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby McBean » Mon May 17, 2010 3:24 pm

After reading this post, I feel pretty lucky. We got 219 pages of reading, one ten page memo, and thirty footnotes to bluebook. The memo is LRW style and was really focused (they practically wrote the two "Questions Presented" for us) and has a ten page limit. One week to finish. The only downside is that there is less of a chance of counting on a burnout trend.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon May 17, 2010 4:40 pm

wiseowl wrote:
Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:I'm just this close to saying "screw it."

I hope a lot of people at my school chose this route.


+1

we just got an email from the associate dean basically saying "I see most of you haven't turned it in yet...well, good luck". hopefully the burnout trail is thick. unfortunately, that includes me.


I've hated writing the first 80% of this thing far too much to not write the last 20%.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 17, 2010 5:50 pm

First competition is finished (international law journal). On to the Gender, Race, and Justice journal.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby IzziesGal » Mon May 17, 2010 5:54 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:First competition is finished (international law journal). On to the Gender, Race, and Justice journal.


You have a separate competition for each journal?

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:57 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:First competition is finished (international law journal). On to the Gender, Race, and Justice journal.


You have a separate competition for each journal?


That SUCKS.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 17, 2010 5:59 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:First competition is finished (international law journal). On to the Gender, Race, and Justice journal.


You have a separate competition for each journal?

Yes ma'am, we got all the packets after the last final. We had until today for the international one. Next Monday, the gender one is due. The Monday following that, L. Rev. is due. We have a corporate law journal, but that packet is due the same day as the gender journal.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 17, 2010 6:02 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:First competition is finished (international law journal). On to the Gender, Race, and Justice journal.


You have a separate competition for each journal?


That SUCKS.

True but it forces you to practice bluebooking and writing. That way the L. Rev. competition isn't so bad.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby IzziesGal » Mon May 17, 2010 6:03 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:First competition is finished (international law journal). On to the Gender, Race, and Justice journal.


You have a separate competition for each journal?


That SUCKS.

True but it forces you to practice bluebooking and writing. That way the L. Rev. competition isn't so bad.


Wow. Just wow. At least you are able to find a silver lining in it. :D

Are the packets relatively small at least?

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 17, 2010 6:10 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:You have a separate competition for each journal?


That SUCKS.

True but it forces you to practice bluebooking and writing. That way the L. Rev. competition isn't so bad.


Wow. Just wow. At least you are able to find a silver lining in it. :D

Are the packets relatively small at least?

The one I just finished was about 40 pages. Gender journal is about 80 pages (only one case, two statutes, and a bunch of social science articles). L. Rev. is only about 60 pages (cases, statutes, journal articles - we're supposed to cite primary source material discussed in the secondary source material).

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby eth3n » Mon May 17, 2010 6:22 pm

lol is this for like editor positions or ?

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby BunkMoreland » Mon May 17, 2010 6:23 pm

I'd like to add my support to this thread by saying alot of people at my school are saying "fuck it!"

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 17, 2010 6:25 pm

eth3n wrote:lol is this for like editor positions or ?

Write on is for student writers.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby thesealocust » Mon May 17, 2010 6:47 pm

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon May 17, 2010 6:51 pm

thesealocust wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:Law school truly is a humbling experience. I have never questioned my own capabilities as much as I have in the last year. Argh.


I think I've been affected in another way. I've never been so sure in my life that nobody out in the world has any idea what exactly they are doing.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby RW65 » Mon May 17, 2010 7:01 pm

BunkMoreland wrote:I'd like to add my support to this thread by saying alot of people at my school are saying "fuck it!"


Hopefully this happens at my school as well. We have a week off between finals and the writing competition so hopefully students decide it isn't worth it after a taste of freedom.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby wiseowl » Mon May 17, 2010 9:07 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:Ok, so I am late to this par-tay. A few things. Packet is really big. WTF-level big. I think devising an attack plan really eliminates a lot of the OH MY GOD WHAT DO I DO feeling. Making a list of "must reads" and "read if applicable" was good, and an order to do the must reads in. Our main case is really interesting at least. Common issues between the majority and the dissent (on opposite sides of course) seem like useful starting points for kicking around ideas.

Also, maybe it is just me, but I think coming up with a thesis without having looked over much stuff might be a needless stresser. I have a list of possible ideas, and I am going to figure out what ideas are best developed in the given sources and roll with that.

Editing packet - I know it's kinda sick and twisted, but I actually enjoyed doing this. But I like line editing and bluebooking....sooo..... :twisted:


the editors aren't reading this thread dear. you can be honest.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby hi_im_josh » Mon May 17, 2010 9:09 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:International law and pizza review is due tomorrow.


Is he grading your comment?
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 17, 2010 9:20 pm

hi_im_josh wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:International law and pizza review is due tomorrow.


Is he grading your comment?

It wasn't even a comment, just some question's and shit.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby hithere » Mon May 17, 2010 10:52 pm

Finally finished my comment! Now comes the editing :cry:

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby nn223 » Mon May 17, 2010 11:22 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:International law and pizza review is due tomorrow.


"Part I of this Comment argues it's not delivery--it's DiGiorno."




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