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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby wuduhel » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:18 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:What is spading? Cite checking?

Good post btw.

If anyone has questions about doing the bare minimum of the good faith effort required to not get kicked out of law review I can answer questions on that.


Please do tell.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby dreakol » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:21 pm

wuduhel wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:What is spading? Cite checking?

Good post btw.

If anyone has questions about doing the bare minimum of the good faith effort required to not get kicked out of law review I can answer questions on that.


Please do tell.


+1

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby northwood » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:58 am

just got notice that the transfer write on competition will occur within the first 2 weeks of school. trying to debate if its worth it, since my gpa has decided to do a RETAKE and reapply.... damn, I really dont want to go through this all over again

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby ambiTTTTion » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:01 pm

Invited to the secondary journal I was most interested in! The wait from the write-on was killing me. Just happy to have gotten on something as a transfer. Now on to moot court tryouts :roll:

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby Ludo! » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:28 pm

wuduhel wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:What is spading? Cite checking?

Good post btw.

If anyone has questions about doing the bare minimum of the good faith effort required to not get kicked out of law review I can answer questions on that.


Please do tell.


I was sort of joking but I'm bored right now so ill tell you how I coasted through-

1. If you can't find a cite after a reasonable amount of time looking, just give up.
2. If your partner has something different than you, just concede that they're right instead of wasting time double checking. (For double blind system)
3. Don't waste your time trying to rewrite the authors shit. Just fix typos and obvious bluebook errors. If you're changing and adding signals and shit like that on every single cite, you're doing it wrong.
4. If you're staying late every night, you're doing it wrong. The people who wanted editor positions were apparently the last ones to leave every cite check. Try to be the first
5. When it comes to your note, try to pick something interesting to you but if you're like me and don't think any legal scholarship is interesting just pick something that seems easy to write about
6. You can write your note the night before and still turn in something passable. Sure they might bitch at you but there are no real consequences
7. Make sure your bluebooking at least resembles proper bluebook format (it helps to avoid internet sources or obscure shit that might be hard to bluebook) and that you meet all the length requirements. But other than that it really doesn't matter how shitty it is
8. Check your journals byaws to see what it takes to kick you off or deny you credit. If your school has fairly lenient rules (at mine it required a 75% vote of ALL members) then throw that in the face of your notes editor if they threaten you over your note quality

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby JazzOne » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:36 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:
wuduhel wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:What is spading? Cite checking?

Good post btw.

If anyone has questions about doing the bare minimum of the good faith effort required to not get kicked out of law review I can answer questions on that.


Please do tell.


I was sort of joking but I'm bored right now so ill tell you how I coasted through-

1. If you can't find a cite after a reasonable amount of time looking, just give up.
2. If your partner has something different than you, just concede that they're right instead of wasting time double checking. (For double blind system)
3. Don't waste your time trying to rewrite the authors shit. Just fix typos and obvious bluebook errors. If you're changing and adding signals and shit like that on every single cite, you're doing it wrong.
4. If you're staying late every night, you're doing it wrong. The people who wanted editor positions were apparently the last ones to leave every cite check. Try to be the first
5. When it comes to your note, try to pick something interesting to you but if you're like me and don't think any legal scholarship is interesting just pick something that seems easy to write about
6. You can write your note the night before and still turn in something passable. Sure they might bitch at you but there are no real consequences
7. Make sure your bluebooking at least resembles proper bluebook format (it helps to avoid internet sources or obscure shit that might be hard to bluebook) and that you meet all the length requirements. But other than that it really doesn't matter how shitty it is
8. Check your journals byaws to see what it takes to kick you off or deny you credit. If your school has fairly lenient rules (at mine it required a 75% vote of ALL members) then throw that in the face of your notes editor if they threaten you over your note quality

Also, pay for a subscription to the online Bluebook service. If my memory is correct, you can input a citation, and it will spit it back at you formatted correctly.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby wuduhel » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:36 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:
wuduhel wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:What is spading? Cite checking?

Good post btw.

If anyone has questions about doing the bare minimum of the good faith effort required to not get kicked out of law review I can answer questions on that.


Please do tell.


I was sort of joking but I'm bored right now so ill tell you how I coasted through-

1. If you can't find a cite after a reasonable amount of time looking, just give up.
2. If your partner has something different than you, just concede that they're right instead of wasting time double checking. (For double blind system)
3. Don't waste your time trying to rewrite the authors shit. Just fix typos and obvious bluebook errors. If you're changing and adding signals and shit like that on every single cite, you're doing it wrong.
4. If you're staying late every night, you're doing it wrong. The people who wanted editor positions were apparently the last ones to leave every cite check. Try to be the first
5. When it comes to your note, try to pick something interesting to you but if you're like me and don't think any legal scholarship is interesting just pick something that seems easy to write about
6. You can write your note the night before and still turn in something passable. Sure they might bitch at you but there are no real consequences
7. Make sure your bluebooking at least resembles proper bluebook format (it helps to avoid internet sources or obscure shit that might be hard to bluebook) and that you meet all the length requirements. But other than that it really doesn't matter how shitty it is
8. Check your journals byaws to see what it takes to kick you off or deny you credit. If your school has fairly lenient rules (at mine it required a 75% vote of ALL members) then throw that in the face of your notes editor if they threaten you over your note quality

Also, pay for a subscription to the online Bluebook service. If my memory is correct, you can input a citation, and it will spit it back at you formatted correctly.



What is this devilry you speak of?

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby JazzOne » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:25 pm

wuduhel wrote:What is this devilry you speak of?

https://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/Products.aspx

$32 for one year. That's a steal.

It also says something about entering the code from your Bluebook. I don't know what that's about. Maybe someone else can fill in the details.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:34 pm

JazzOne wrote:
wuduhel wrote:What is this devilry you speak of?

https://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/Products.aspx

$32 for one year. That's a steal.

It also says something about entering the code from your Bluebook. I don't know what that's about. Maybe someone else can fill in the details.


They want to know where you bought your Bluebook so they can inform your law school what you're doing.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby tstyler98 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:04 am

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
wuduhel wrote:What is this devilry you speak of?

https://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/Products.aspx

$32 for one year. That's a steal.

It also says something about entering the code from your Bluebook. I don't know what that's about. Maybe someone else can fill in the details.


They want to know where you bought your Bluebook so they can inform your law school what you're doing.


Why? Unless his school forbids them from using the online Bluebook, he's not doing anything wrong. Many people at my school use the online version because 1) they don't have to lug it around, and 2) you can more easily find what you need by searching or clicking on a link to another rule.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby wiseowl » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:41 am

the online bluebook does not have a citation checker or any kind of auto-cite.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby JazzOne » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:38 am

wiseowl wrote:the online bluebook does not have a citation checker or any kind of auto-cite.

My mistake. Perhaps I'm confusing oneline Bluebook with WestlawNext. I know we used to get cites online though. There's no way I looked them all up in the physical book.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby JazzOne » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:39 am

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
wuduhel wrote:What is this devilry you speak of?

https://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/Products.aspx

$32 for one year. That's a steal.

It also says something about entering the code from your Bluebook. I don't know what that's about. Maybe someone else can fill in the details.


They want to know where you bought your Bluebook so they can inform your law school what you're doing.

They can inform God himself for all I care.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:33 pm

tstyler98 wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
wuduhel wrote:What is this devilry you speak of?

https://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/Products.aspx

$32 for one year. That's a steal.

It also says something about entering the code from your Bluebook. I don't know what that's about. Maybe someone else can fill in the details.


They want to know where you bought your Bluebook so they can inform your law school what you're doing.


Why? Unless his school forbids them from using the online Bluebook, he's not doing anything wrong. Many people at my school use the online version because 1) they don't have to lug it around, and 2) you can more easily find what you need by searching or clicking on a link to another rule.


I really didn't want to end my post with a /jk because I was hoping people would be able to figure it out.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby tstyler98 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:45 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
tstyler98 wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:
JazzOne wrote:https://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/Products.aspx

$32 for one year. That's a steal.

It also says something about entering the code from your Bluebook. I don't know what that's about. Maybe someone else can fill in the details.


They want to know where you bought your Bluebook so they can inform your law school what you're doing.


Why? Unless his school forbids them from using the online Bluebook, he's not doing anything wrong. Many people at my school use the online version because 1) they don't have to lug it around, and 2) you can more easily find what you need by searching or clicking on a link to another rule.


I really didn't want to end my post with a /jk because I was hoping people would be able to figure it out.


No problem. There's just a lot of posts on TLS where someone is saying the person should be turned in for doing something (usually rightfully so), so I thought maybe you thought s/he was doing something s/he shouldn't. It's so hard to read things online sometimes and know whether the person is being serious or just joking. :D

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby Broseidon » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:09 pm

LR was a bad fucking idea.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby northwood » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:55 pm

No journal no problems......

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:04 pm

Broseidon wrote:LR was a bad fucking idea.


Yea it's a ton of work, but the perks and the people make it worth it. I've met some cool people so far.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby Broseidon » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:28 pm

My authors have cited a single sentence to an entire treatise (~1200 pages) and use 2 explanatory footnotes (with no pincite). Am I expected to find exactly where this is said in the book (we need to tag on each source where the corresponding footnote is, in case that's not the norm)? If so I quit (semi-srs).

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby ilovesf » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:20 pm

Broseidon wrote:My authors have cited a single sentence to an entire treatise (~1200 pages) and use 2 explanatory footnotes (with no pincite). Am I expected to find exactly where this is said in the book (we need to tag on each source where the corresponding footnote is, in case that's not the norm)? If so I quit (semi-srs).

lol yes. if it's a quote you need a pincite. authors are horrible people.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby Broseidon » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:28 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Broseidon wrote:My authors have cited a single sentence to an entire treatise (~1200 pages) and use 2 explanatory footnotes (with no pincite). Am I expected to find exactly where this is said in the book (we need to tag on each source where the corresponding footnote is, in case that's not the norm)? If so I quit (semi-srs).

lol yes. if it's a quote you need a pincite. authors are horrible people.

What I'm referring to isn't a quote--it's the author explaining what was said in the book (kind of like a general summation). May just throw a see generally on it and call it a day. Though the issue of highlighting where the author got his assertion from may still be an issue.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:39 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Broseidon wrote:LR was a bad fucking idea.


Yea it's a ton of work, but the perks and the people make it worth it. I've met some cool people so far.


LOL @ "the perks."

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:51 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Broseidon wrote:LR was a bad fucking idea.


Yea it's a ton of work, but the perks and the people make it worth it. I've met some cool people so far.


LOL @ "the perks."


Why lol? I don't think I've paid for breakfast or lunch this semester.

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby northwood » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:52 pm

LR free is the way to be!!!!

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Re: Motivation needed for write on

Postby ilovesf » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:54 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Broseidon wrote:LR was a bad fucking idea.


Yea it's a ton of work, but the perks and the people make it worth it. I've met some cool people so far.


LOL @ "the perks."


Why lol? I don't think I've paid for breakfast or lunch this semester.

Your LR sounds much better than mine, damn. I do get 50 cent diet cokes though.




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