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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby alicrimson » Thu May 31, 2012 10:05 am

Finally finished reading. I'm working on an outline of my essay now. I have until Monday at 5 but its only a 6-10 page paper so it shouldn't be too bad.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby merc280 » Thu May 31, 2012 1:44 pm

alicrimson wrote:Finally finished reading. I'm working on an outline of my essay now. I have until Monday at 5 but its only a 6-10 page paper so it shouldn't be too bad.



Finishing up the paper tonight, redoing the footnotes, and making final rounds of edits. Due tomorrow at 5.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby lisjjen » Thu May 31, 2012 2:17 pm

Finally finished. God it sucks.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby niederbomb » Thu May 31, 2012 3:27 pm

lisjjen wrote:Finally finished. God it sucks.


+1. I realized after submitting it that nearly all the examples provided on the website were chalk full of sub-titles and sub-sub titles. Mine just had two sections with headings (8 pages). While I got lucky on brief writing, I do not get the organizational principles behind legal writing.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby istara » Thu May 31, 2012 7:38 pm

Of all the students I have talked to so far (~5), I am the only one who actually completed it. One of the journals extended their deadline for submitting the extra materials they require (application/resume). I get the feeling that this isn't as competitive (at least for journals) as they made it out to be.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby merc280 » Thu May 31, 2012 9:21 pm

istara wrote:Of all the students I have talked to so far (~5), I am the only one who actually completed it. One of the journals extended their deadline for submitting the extra materials they require (application/resume). I get the feeling that this isn't as competitive (at least for journals) as they made it out to be.


seems that way for my school too since they gave us 20 days to complete 10 pages but gave the write on packet right after the last final. I think most people didn't work too hard on it for that very reason. I hope the EIC just decides to let me without reading my packet.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby tstyler98 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:28 pm

istara wrote:Of all the students I have talked to so far (~5), I am the only one who actually completed it. One of the journals extended their deadline for submitting the extra materials they require (application/resume). I get the feeling that this isn't as competitive (at least for journals) as they made it out to be.


There will be several people who don't complete it and turn it in, and several more who will turn it in but won't have given it much effort. So, if you gave it a good effort, you're chances should be good.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu May 31, 2012 10:42 pm

Write on started tonight. What did I do? Go out to the bar. lol law review

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby northwood » Thu May 31, 2012 11:04 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Write on started tonight. What did I do? Go out to the bar. lol law review



the best way to prepare is to clear the mind... i approve ( and good luck)

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby AZN MegaPoaster » Thu May 31, 2012 11:06 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Write on started tonight. What did I do? Go out to the bar. lol law review


FTFY

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby SKlei » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:26 am

I'm just starting to write mine and I don't even know how to do the footnotes. Does anyone have instructions on how to insert footnotes and to get the #'s raised liked that ( my mind is so fried right now, I can't even think of the right terminology)

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:27 am

This is the worst piece of shit I've ever written. Utter garbage

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby lsatextreme » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:45 pm

When do you guys found out your results?

looks like we'll find out mid July or so

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby ilovesf » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:46 pm

lsatextreme wrote:When do you guys found out your results?

looks like we'll find out mid July or so

july 13.. only 3 days before our oci bids are due. The time is ridiculous. So many firms put law review preferred. I don't want to waste bids on the firms if I'm not even on LR, but I don't want to leave all of my bidding until the last day.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby 3|ink » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:57 pm

SKlei wrote:I'm just starting to write mine and I don't even know how to do the footnotes. Does anyone have instructions on how to insert footnotes and to get the #'s raised liked that ( my mind is so fried right now, I can't even think of the right terminology)

I'd tell you, but I have a feeling you're not allowed to accept any sort of direct help like that. I suggest you make use of google.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:57 pm

3|ink wrote:
SKlei wrote:I'm just starting to write mine and I don't even know how to do the footnotes. Does anyone have instructions on how to insert footnotes and to get the #'s raised liked that ( my mind is so fried right now, I can't even think of the right terminology)

I'd tell you, but I have a feeling you're not allowed to accept any sort of direct help like that. I suggest you make use of google.

Yep. I'm scouring the bluebook to find an answer to one of my citation questions and I would love to ask TLS. But it's against the rules.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby northwood » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:30 pm

If I couldn't find a rule in the book And I didn't know how to vote I just gave it my best guess and said fckuk it... Firmly expecting to have done it all for naught... Cuz my citation skills most likely are rabble Drabble dumpster trash

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby northwood » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:31 pm

Didn't mean vote meant cite

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby ilovesf » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:15 pm

northwood wrote:If I couldn't find a rule in the book And I didn't know how to vote I just gave it my best guess and said fckuk it... Firmly expecting to have done it all for naught... Cuz my citation skills most likely are rabble Drabble dumpster trash

Yeah I did tons of guessing. I figure everyone does so it evens out a bit.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby shock259 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:25 pm

Pretty sure my cites were mostly crap. I kept finding situations in which one or more rule could seemingly be applied. Just gave it my best guess. Blah.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:32 pm

Halfway done. Woot.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby Lasers » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:36 pm

ilovesf wrote:
lsatextreme wrote:When do you guys found out your results?

looks like we'll find out mid July or so

july 13.. only 3 days before our oci bids are due. The time is ridiculous. So many firms put law review preferred. I don't want to waste bids on the firms if I'm not even on LR, but I don't want to leave all of my bidding until the last day.

wait we find out july 13? that's much better than i had originally thought (i thought august 1st).

if i don't get LR i'm definitely leaving.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby JoeFish » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:45 pm

CITATION EXERCISE = :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
I'S MAD

THAT'S ALL

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby TopGunner180 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:55 pm

Don't be results oriented. Ex. Don't try to make law review.
Try to enjoy doing it and take it as a learning process

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby beachbum » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:04 am

TopGunner180 wrote:Try to enjoy doing it and take it as a learning process


Appropriate username.




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