The write-on thread

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TTH » Sun May 15, 2011 5:33 pm

Oh God Fuck this shit. Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck This Shit.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby fathergoose » Sun May 15, 2011 5:49 pm

TTH wrote:Oh God Fuck this shit. Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck This Shit.

Agreed. Today and yesterday have been the nicest days of the year and my ass is stuck paying homage to the Bluebook gods

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby kalvano » Sun May 15, 2011 6:38 pm

fathergoose wrote:
TTH wrote:Oh God Fuck this shit. Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck This Shit.

Agreed. Today and yesterday have been the nicest days of the year and my ass is stuck paying homage to the Bluebook gods



You know what? Fuck a 5 page limit with double-spaced footnotes included.

Oh well, they said the writing part was very subjective and hard to grade and therefore not as important.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby jmhendri » Sun May 15, 2011 10:08 pm

TTH wrote:Oh God Fuck this shit. Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck This Shit.


yes, this. My shit is due tomorrow and I still have no personal statement. How are you supposed to stay anonymous in personal statement in a 400 person school?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby dakatz » Sun May 15, 2011 10:19 pm

Is it weird that I enjoy the bluebook section much more than the memo-writing section? I love rule-based approaches and things that can be applied mechanically like this in some sort of puzzle-like form. Perhaps this is why I hated the study of constitutional law so much. Sure, its tedious, but I honestly don't mind it too much. Though my eyes are starting to hurt from staring at this bluebook.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Geist13 » Sun May 15, 2011 10:47 pm

The bluebook is killing me, and I'm just bluebooking the sources in my packet for now. I really don't think I'm going to be able to do the edits. How the fuck are you supposed to look all this shit up.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Moxie » Sun May 15, 2011 10:57 pm

I was trying to think of an eloquent way to describe how this whole process makes me feel, but I think this is much more accurate:

TTH wrote:Oh God Fuck this shit. Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck This Shit.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby kalvano » Sun May 15, 2011 11:56 pm

Done. I look forward to the next month while I can pretend I have some vague shot at being on Law Review.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby IthacaIsWet » Mon May 16, 2011 2:14 am

This thread will be handy for the hellish Cornell Writing Competition

- hundreds+++ pages get turned into a 7 page note.
- an "editing test" that the current LR editors have been giddy about making as hard as possible (italicized periods, etc, and sheer quantity of edits required)
- 10 days
- starts the day of our last final (technically starts the following day, but the packets are available on the day of the final, and you just know some goddamn people will start ASAP)

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon May 16, 2011 2:41 am

IthacaIsWet wrote:This thread will be handy for the hellish Cornell Writing Competition

- hundreds+++ pages get turned into a 7 page note.
- an "editing test" that the current LR editors have been giddy about making as hard as possible (italicized periods, etc, and sheer quantity of edits required)
- 10 days
- starts the day of our last final (technically starts the following day, but the packets are available on the day of the final, and you just know some goddamn people will start ASAP)

Sounds like ours, except it was due 7 days from the first day the packets were distributed (last day of finals). And we had to hand-write the editing portion. :x

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby TTH » Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am

IthacaIsWet wrote:This thread will be handy for the hellish Cornell Writing Competition

- hundreds+++ pages get turned into a 7 page note.
- an "editing test" that the current LR editors have been giddy about making as hard as possible (italicized periods, etc, and sheer quantity of edits required)
- 10 days
- starts the day of our last final (technically starts the following day, but the packets are available on the day of the final, and you just know some goddamn people will start ASAP)


Similar nautical vessels, only we had 10 pages and the clock started running for everyone as soon as the last final was over.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Borhas » Mon May 16, 2011 9:39 am

anyone that expects people to catch italicized periods, should be castrated, burned, and have his ashes snorted by Charlie Sheen

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby maxpayne » Mon May 16, 2011 10:13 am

kalvano wrote:Done. I look forward to the next month while I can pretend I have some vague shot at being on Law Review.


I know I am out of luck for smulr as that waived bye to me back in Jan. I was hopeful that I could sneak onto the stlr, but after considering my 3rd part of the write-on was only 3 1/2 pages and full of shit, ain't happenin son.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby HBK » Mon May 16, 2011 11:12 am

maxpayne wrote:
kalvano wrote:Done. I look forward to the next month while I can pretend I have some vague shot at being on Law Review.


I know I am out of luck for smulr as that waived bye to me back in Jan. I was hopeful that I could sneak onto the stlr, but after considering my 3rd part of the write-on was only 3 1/2 pages and full of shit, ain't happenin son.


Chin up there, maxpayne, I'm sure you'll be fine.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby kalvano » Mon May 16, 2011 7:09 pm

maxpayne wrote:
kalvano wrote:Done. I look forward to the next month while I can pretend I have some vague shot at being on Law Review.


I know I am out of luck for smulr as that waived bye to me back in Jan. I was hopeful that I could sneak onto the stlr, but after considering my 3rd part of the write-on was only 3 1/2 pages and full of shit, ain't happenin son.



Damn, that sucks. I had 5 pages, and then I had to double-space the footnotes and all of a sudden, I had to cut almost a page.

They said the writing part was, ironically, the least important part because it's very hard to grade. You'll get dinged for only 3.5 pages, but if your editing and BB is sound, that can make up for it. Also, you don't know your spring grades, so it might have pushed you into top 50% and thus eligible for SMULR. JST could easily happen.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby goodolgil » Mon May 16, 2011 9:12 pm

It sucks that your footnotes counted toward your page count. We had to do endnotes which had an 8 page limit. Considering the text of the paper was a 7 page limit, that was pretty generous.

Everything else about it is sucked though. Really glad to be done.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon May 16, 2011 9:32 pm

i am in the middle of my writing competition now, and i'm freaking out. i thought i knew where i was going, but i'm doubting myself. i'm frustrated bc i have been working on this since friday, and i'm basically at square one. le sigh

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Chichaca » Mon May 16, 2011 9:51 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:i am in the middle of my writing competition now, and i'm freaking out. i thought i knew where i was going, but i'm doubting myself. i'm frustrated bc i have been working on this since friday, and i'm basically at square one. le sigh

Same here. I have no idea if what I'm saying is even in the ballpark of a good answer. And I can't talk to anyone about it!

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon May 16, 2011 9:53 pm

^
are you at CLS?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Chichaca » Mon May 16, 2011 9:57 pm

No, harvard. Apparently we have the write-on competition at the same time? (Ours started last Friday and is due this Friday.)

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon May 16, 2011 9:58 pm

yep, 5/13 to 5/20. well, i commiserate with you

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby maxpayne » Mon May 16, 2011 10:04 pm

kalvano wrote:
maxpayne wrote:
kalvano wrote:Done. I look forward to the next month while I can pretend I have some vague shot at being on Law Review.


I know I am out of luck for smulr as that waived bye to me back in Jan. I was hopeful that I could sneak onto the stlr, but after considering my 3rd part of the write-on was only 3 1/2 pages and full of shit, ain't happenin son.



Damn, that sucks. I had 5 pages, and then I had to double-space the footnotes and all of a sudden, I had to cut almost a page.

They said the writing part was, ironically, the least important part because it's very hard to grade. You'll get dinged for only 3.5 pages, but if your editing and BB is sound, that can make up for it. Also, you don't know your spring grades, so it might have pushed you into top 50% and thus eligible for SMULR. JST could easily happen.


Thanks for the encouragement bro. I guess it is all a waiting game now.

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Kretzy » Mon May 16, 2011 10:10 pm

Essay portion (20% of the grade): Done.

Bluebook portion (80% of the grade): Not til June 18th. 10 days, should take 50-80 hours total, and I'm missing PRIDE to do it... :(

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Chichaca » Mon May 16, 2011 10:16 pm

Kretzy wrote:Essay portion (20% of the grade): Done.

Bluebook portion (80% of the grade): Not til June 18th. 10 days, should take 50-80 hours total, and I'm missing PRIDE to do it... :(

That's rough. All I'm missing right now is some crappy weather.

Also, June 18? Wouldn't that interfere with people's summer jobs?

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Re: The write-on thread

Postby Kretzy » Mon May 16, 2011 10:25 pm

Chichaca wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Essay portion (20% of the grade): Done.

Bluebook portion (80% of the grade): Not til June 18th. 10 days, should take 50-80 hours total, and I'm missing PRIDE to do it... :(

That's rough. All I'm missing right now is some crappy weather.

Also, June 18? Wouldn't that interfere with people's summer jobs?


You get 5 options for the essay (72 hours over a weekend), 4 of which are during the school year. 2 options for the editing, one of which ends tomorrow, the other of which is during the summer.

But yes, I'll be a week into my summer job when I start the edits. It'll be a shitty week and two boring weekends for the 1/3 chance-or-so to get on.




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