What can I do to prep for the LR writing competition?

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Re: What can I do to prep for the LR writing competition?

Postby TTH » Thu May 10, 2012 12:27 pm

zultan wrote:Is it normal to not have a prompt/question? My packet just says to create an argument from the sources, then gives us hundreds of pages of sources that are ROUGHLY centered around a topic. Yech.


Ours is more structured than that, but yeah, that's all in the game. Odds are you can construct a good submission without using all those sources.

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Re: What can I do to prep for the LR writing competition?

Postby bk1 » Thu May 10, 2012 5:31 pm

Flips88 wrote:Rule 1: Prepare thy anus


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Re: What can I do to prep for the LR writing competition?

Postby merc280 » Thu May 10, 2012 6:26 pm

so if we're kinda shaky on citing or know good and well that our citing skills are not up to par do we just redo our LRW class citing exercises for more practice or is there a book out there that helps with this stuff?

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Re: What can I do to prep for the LR writing competition?

Postby target » Fri May 11, 2012 2:01 pm

ph14 wrote:
But what rules are you tabbing though? Just the general/important ones?


This past year, my LAWR involved a lot of statute interpretation and treaties so I tabbed the odd rules like citing dictionary, treaties, international documents, or the federalist paper.

so if we're kinda shaky on citing or know good and well that our citing skills are not up to par do we just redo our LRW class citing exercises for more practice or is there a book out there that helps with this stuff?



the bluebook(?)

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Re: What can I do to prep for the LR writing competition?

Postby jessuf » Fri May 11, 2012 6:01 pm

Lexis has bluebook exercises if you need help.

My current school uses ALWD, and I am an ALWD master now thanks to many long hours spend on cite and sources. However, my transfer school of course uses Bluebook, so I'm back at square one. I think I'll bring my Bluebook on vacation next week. Mmm, sipping pina coladas on the sand while reading about citing the record.




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