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note PANIC

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:23 pm

this is a place to freak out about how behind you are on your note. our 40-page rough draft is due in a week, and i have done very little. it seems overwhelming, and i can't seem to break it into smaller steps. anyone else feeling like they might not finish???

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Re: note PANIC

Postby Geist13 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:42 pm

72 hours to completely re-write mine! Fuck it. This thing won't be published so I don't give a fuck anymore.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby traehekat » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:31 pm

Geist13 wrote:72 hours to completely re-write mine! Fuck it. This thing won't be published so I don't give a fuck anymore.


This.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:40 pm

ugh i haven't even gotten to that stage yet...

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Re: note PANIC

Postby Geist13 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:42 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:ugh i haven't even gotten to that stage yet...


I'm not sure that you should be striving for or looking forward to the complete re-write stage.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:29 pm

^
true but i would be closer to being done then

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Re: note PANIC

Postby Geist13 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:04 pm

Question: how little work on your note is allowed before it becomes a problem? How bad are these things allowed to be? My revised plan is to put in as little work as possible without it having major adverse affects (like, for example, on the likelihood that I could land a board position, which at this point in the year I consider decent, but not great).

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Re: note PANIC

Postby eliekedourie » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:10 am

How do you guys know you need a complete re-write? Was this something your editor advised?

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Re: note PANIC

Postby Geist13 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:33 am

eliekedourie wrote:How do you guys know you need a complete re-write? Was this something your editor advised?


They did not ask for a re-write, but the comments were such that they can only be complied with by basically re-doing the whole thing. I'm also being a little dramatic because I don't want to do it anymore.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby Always Credited » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:39 am

I'm using my note to troll my professor. Each draft has a different, commonly used word purposely misspelled throughout. Coupled with intentional incorrect bluebook citations - again, different for each draft.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:30 pm

Always Credited wrote:I'm using my note to troll my professor. Each draft has a different, commonly used word purposely misspelled throughout. Coupled with intentional incorrect bluebook citations - again, different for each draft.

Your professors actually read drafts? :shock:

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Re: note PANIC

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:14 pm

ugh, still don't know what i'm doing...FML....what happens if your draft isn't done? i guess you guys can't answer....better talk to journal peeps

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Re: note PANIC

Postby nymario » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:05 am

turned in final draft of my Note on tuesday. there's an optional (if you didn't "fail") "resubmission deadline" in a month, but i'm very much hoping that i won't be playing that game.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:47 am

so it's due in T-16 hours....thank god

one thing i am wondering about is, how much is the writing style in a note supposed to be like the legal writing we learned in LRW versus like social science papers we wrote in college....mine is definitely erring toward the latter

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Re: note PANIC

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:07 pm

:(

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Re: note PANIC

Postby traehekat » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:14 pm

2nd draft due tomorrow. just got around to reading the comments from the first draft this morning. lolololol.

i actually really like my topic, but i despise in general this academic, head-scratching writing. i would much, much rather write a brief or memo.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:41 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:one thing i am wondering about is, how much is the writing style in a note supposed to be like the legal writing we learned in LRW versus like social science papers we wrote in college....mine is definitely erring toward the latter


anyone know?

i guess in some ways it doesn't matter bc i'm going forward with what i have anyway.

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Re: note PANIC

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:09 pm

well i guess all the stress ended up being worth it bc mine is getting published. i have a feeling that is just going to mean a lot more stress in the future though...

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Re: note PANIC

Postby jessuf » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:24 pm

Congrats!

I find it amusing that my advising professor is more excited about my note than I am.




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