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atlantalaw
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby atlantalaw » Sat May 15, 2010 11:25 am

sayan wrote:
traydeuce wrote:I'm doing Harvard's as a transfer applicant. 33 pages of fake article littered with mistakes, for which there are about 500 pages of supporting gunk you have to ream through searching for support, or misquotations as the case may be/usually is, and then of course the 20 page case comment (but really it's more like 8 once you factor in the insanely huge margins, 12 point footnotes, spacing and bizarre character per line limits), for which they've kindly given us 680 or so pages of materials. All due in one week. I'm nearly halfway through the editing exercise. If I'm lucky and finish early I might even try Columbia's in the tail end of the same week, it looks rather manageable.


Holy crap. Are you actually able to peruse all ~1200 pages of material or is this a game of selective reading?


who would have thought it would be hard to get on to harvard law review??? < end sarcasm>

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby hi_im_josh » Sat May 15, 2010 12:25 pm

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sat May 15, 2010 12:34 pm

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby traydeuce » Sat May 15, 2010 4:34 pm

Well, the 600 pages for the editing exercise don't have to be read, you just spot-check this and that. The 680 for the case comment don't really have to be read fully either. Most of it is law review articles and they explicitly say you should ignore some/most once you decide what tack you want to take, as different articles suit different thematic approaches. Really, it's a case, your primary obligation is to understand the case and how it relates to previous cases on the same issue. I'm not overly concerned.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mollie » Sat May 15, 2010 9:38 pm

Phew--bluebooking exercise is finally done! :D Now I just gotta write the last four pages of my comment and I am good to go

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun May 16, 2010 1:00 am

If it makes you all feel better, the CDEs for the various journals you're trying to write on to are probably perfecting their stairwell grading methods as we speak!*

Not to intimate that I am planning on using stairwell grading methods

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby You Gotta Have Faith » Sun May 16, 2010 3:23 am

Hang in there everybody who is in the middle of it!! We have a little more than a day left of this at my school. It's go time.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby jayhawkai » Sun May 16, 2010 4:50 am

Our topic: should be allowed to keep wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for domestic purposes within city limits?

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby steve_nash » Sun May 16, 2010 10:27 am

ToTransferOrNot wrote:If it makes you all feel better, the CDEs for the various journals you're trying to write on to are probably perfecting their stairwell grading methods as we speak!*

Not to intimate that I am planning on using stairwell grading methods


ahh, the stairs...I was considering that for my grading but the issue is -- they are all the same weight, save the one guy who helpfully bound his. How will I ever get a curve?

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby thesealocust » Sun May 16, 2010 10:55 am

oops
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby underachiever » Sun May 16, 2010 11:07 am

I hate this crap...I dont even want to be on law review/a journal....I just want a JOB!!!

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby profs<3mycomments » Sun May 16, 2010 11:49 am

underachiever wrote:I hate this crap...I dont even want to be on law review/a journal....I just want a JOB!!!


Agree. Write-on is that much harder when you couldn't care less about the journal except that every goddamn employer thinks it's so goddamn fancy.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby profs<3mycomments » Sun May 16, 2010 3:57 pm

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun May 16, 2010 4:01 pm

Still have to do the write-on for the secondaries;)

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby thesealocust » Sun May 16, 2010 4:21 pm

oops
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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mollie » Sun May 16, 2010 6:54 pm

Oh no-I just read over my draft and my analysis does not make any sense. I don't have time to rewrite this-what am I going to do? :oops:

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby bradley » Sun May 16, 2010 6:56 pm

mollie wrote:Oh no-I just read over my draft and my analysis does not make any sense. I don't have time to rewrite this-what am I going to do? :oops:


You're panicking. It's fine.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun May 16, 2010 7:05 pm

steve_nash wrote:ahh, the stairs...I was considering that for my grading but the issue is -- they are all the same weight, save the one guy who helpfully bound his. How will I ever get a curve?

Is binding the case comment suggested or is it fine to just hand it in stapled

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun May 16, 2010 7:10 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
steve_nash wrote:ahh, the stairs...I was considering that for my grading but the issue is -- they are all the same weight, save the one guy who helpfully bound his. How will I ever get a curve?

Is binding the case comment suggested or is it fine to just hand it in stapled

What would a gunner do? Do the opposite.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun May 16, 2010 7:31 pm

1 space or 2 spaces between sentence, which do you use and why? Credit will be given to cogency of argument.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun May 16, 2010 7:32 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:1 space or 2 spaces between sentence, which do you use and why? Credit will be given to cogency of argument.

What would a gunner do? Probably 1 or 2 spaces between sentences. You should go with 3, or even 0!

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun May 16, 2010 7:34 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:1 space or 2 spaces between sentence, which do you use and why? Credit will be given to cogency of argument.


2 spaces is a holdover from typewriters. 1 is TCR.

Also, a hint: don't use Times New Roman for your submission (in fact, Times New Roman is pretty much bad for everything unless you are writing for a narrow-format column). Don't use a sans serif font. If you fully justify (which you should,) make sure you use a typeface that doesn't make all letters the same width. All of these things make your submission more readable.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby seespotrun » Sun May 16, 2010 7:38 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:1 space or 2 spaces between sentence, which do you use and why? Credit will be given to cogency of argument.


2 spaces is a holdover from typewriters. 1 is TCR.

Also, a hint: don't use Times New Roman for your submission (in fact, Times New Roman is pretty much bad for everything unless you are writing for a narrow-format column). Don't use a sans serif font. If you fully justify (which you should,) make sure you use a typeface that doesn't make all letters the same width. All of these things make your submission more readable.


Eh, my school requires 2 spaces.

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby profs<3mycomments » Sun May 16, 2010 7:40 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:1 space or 2 spaces between sentence, which do you use and why? Credit will be given to cogency of argument.


2 spaces is a holdover from typewriters. 1 is TCR.

Also, a hint: don't use Times New Roman for your submission (in fact, Times New Roman is pretty much bad for everything unless you are writing for a narrow-format column). Don't use a sans serif font. If you fully justify (which you should,) make sure you use a typeface that doesn't make all letters the same width. All of these things make your submission more readable.


whoa

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Re: Write-On Support Group

Postby IzziesGal » Sun May 16, 2010 7:42 pm

Hey guys. So happy I found this thread. I got my packet on Friday and have 11 days to finish. I have about 800 pages for the casenote and another 100 something of sources for the editing portion.

I had a thesis yesterday, abandoned it this morning, and am trying to resurrect it this afternoon. FML.

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