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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby booboo » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:36 am

IAFG wrote:fuck you, comment.

fuck. you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E39WWj_RpBc

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby keg411 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:05 am

romothesavior wrote:
keg411 wrote:I finally chose a topic yesterday and we have to have an outline in by Sunday :|.
At least that is all that's required, but I still have zero desire to do it. As much as I like writing, I also hate academic BS. (Don't mind the other parts of journal, though... cite checking, etc. is fine).

How is cite checking fine? It quite possibly the most tedious endeavor of all time, and it adds close to zero value to the world. With few exceptions, no one reads these stupid ass articles. The only reason the citations matter is for future academics to cite them for their own stupid article that no one outside of academia will read.


Because we have to do 10 cites max for each assignment and my journal only publishes 2x/year.

Plus, I can do it with the TV on in the background and use it as procrastination for doing something else. I mean, it's not exciting or anything, but it's easy and mindless.
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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:05 am

keg411 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
keg411 wrote:I finally chose a topic yesterday and we have to have an outline in by Sunday :|.
At least that is all that's required, but I still have zero desire to do it. As much as I like writing, I also hate academic BS. (Don't mind the other parts of journal, though... cite checking, etc. is fine).

How is cite checking fine? It quite possibly the most tedious endeavor of all time, and it adds close to zero value to the world. With few exceptions, no one reads these stupid ass articles. The only reason the citations matter is for future academics to cite them for their own stupid article that no one outside of academia will read.


Because we have to do 10 cites max for each assignment and my journal only publishes 2x/year.


So jealous.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby romothesavior » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:
keg411 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:How is cite checking fine? It quite possibly the most tedious endeavor of all time, and it adds close to zero value to the world. With few exceptions, no one reads these stupid ass articles. The only reason the citations matter is for future academics to cite them for their own stupid article that no one outside of academia will read.


Because we have to do 10 cites max for each assignment and my journal only publishes 2x/year.


So jealous.

Oh dear God +1. I think I had 40+ footnotes in my check, and probably 25-30 sources to pull for my pull. 10 cite checks? That's like 30-40 minutes of work! Now I see why you don't mind it! Haha

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby Geist13 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:35 pm

lbeezy wrote:I found it more motivating to think about the fact that my classmates would be editing and cite checking it if it was selected for publication, so it needed to not suck. Good luck!


Maybe it's just me, but that motivates me to do a bad job; I don't want to make it easier for them. If I get selected, I'll definitely go through and insert incredibly complicated (and incorrect) citations from arcane sources.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby Oban » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:07 pm

Fuck the note, thankfully it's not due until February. No desire to be published, turning BS in to keep notes editor of my back.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby IAFG » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:54 am

Fucking comment bullshit. Thinking about breaking out the ol' UG standby of 60% block quotes.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby 09042014 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:55 am

IAFG wrote:Fucking comment bullshit. Thinking about breaking out the ol' UG standby of 60% block quotes.


I'm going to blockquote the shit out of stuff.

And write nonsensical long parentheticals.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:28 pm

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Full first draft due in three and a half hours. This is how I feel right now. Had to necro this thread to vent about the awful experience that is note-writing.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:39 pm

Holy crap romo I was actually looking for this thread earlier so I could necro it.

10 pages due today, 2.5 in. I've got plenty of cigarettes, but I'm running low on Copenhagen.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:41 pm

Grizz wrote:Holy crap romo I was actually looking for this thread earlier so I could necro it.

10 pages due today, 2.5 in. I've got plenty of cigarettes, but I'm running low on Copenhagen.

Yep, I'm in the same boat. Turns out my note was shorter than it was supposed to be last time around. I've cranked out like 6 pages, but still have close to 12 to go.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:46 pm

Me reading all the sources that I found month ago to write this note:





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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby philly_law » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:48 pm

i love this thread. writing this comment is literally the least rewarding thing ever. it's been the most miserable part of my whole eduaction. i don't want to be published, don't want to run for ed. board. just literally want to do the minimun to get credit.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:29 pm

philly_law wrote:i love this thread. writing this comment is literally the least rewarding thing ever. it's been the most miserable part of my whole eduaction. i don't want to be published, don't want to run for ed. board. just literally want to do the minimun to get credit.

Absolutely, and that's what makes it the worst. There is almost no incentive at all to care, other than the remote, highly unlikely possibility of being yanked off LR. Not going to happen unless I really screw up. The worst they will realistically do is 1) not publish me and 2) not let me be on editorial board. To which I reply, cool. Don't want to anyway.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby kalvano » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:15 pm

Is there where I say how nice it is to be done with writing a comment?

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby TTH » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:21 pm

25-35 page first draft due Friday at noon. Everyone on Journal is skulking around the building like condemned inmates. Every time I don't think I could hate this more, I find a new way to hate.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby viking138 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:39 pm

The worst part about writing a note or comment is that when you tell non-law school people that you're "writing a note/comment" they think you're literally writing a note/comment. I have to say "which in law speak is a 30-40 page paper..." or else they do not properly understand the pain.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:00 am

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Done and submitted.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby TTH » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:17 am

GTFO Romo.

Glad to see this thread back, though, since the second draft of my note is due Friday and I'mma be bitchin later.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby jessuf » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:15 pm

i hate my topic. i hate that i am supposed to write my final draft over the summer. i hate that i'm also expected to do cite&source and digests over the summer as well. fun.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:56 pm

I was done with my comment by mid-January, since I ended up not having to do one.

Have I mentioned how awesome my journal is?

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby TTH » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:18 pm

kalvano wrote:I was done with my comment by mid-January, since I ended up not having to do one.

Have I mentioned how awesome my journal is?


:|

Is there something we can do for you?

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby TTH » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:39 am

I've hit the wall tonight. I'm at the "type-a-sentence-surf-for-ten-minutes" phase. Bleh.

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby TTH » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:27 am

I'm bumping this for my home stretch toward the final draft, due in 11 days. With much vigor and anticipation, I'm trying to work on it gradually. So far, by "gradually," I think that means sitting here for two hours with half a paragraph to show for it.

Oh internet...

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Re: Complain about writing your comment/note here

Postby Ludo! » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:35 am

My notes editor is a complete psycho. She accused me of plagiarism for copy and pasting citations from Westlaw.




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