Time commitment of a secondary journal

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Time commitment of a secondary journal

Postby adammac17 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:12 am

Just wondering how people fit it into their schedules. Average semester at my school is 15 credit hours. Im signed up for 16 as of now and apparently participation on a journal counts as another 1 hr.

My options are realistically taking 17 or dropping down to 13 and trying to pick up a short session (half semester) class later in the year.

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Re: Time commitment of a secondary journal

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:40 am

I'm doing 18 hours next semester, but I don't anticipate that it'll be fun. Also, I haven't done it yet so maybe it's a terrible idea.

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Re: Time commitment of a secondary journal

Postby Ludo! » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:33 pm

At Illinois, journal is one credit hour but will take a lot longer than that. Even secondary journals you have to do a few hours of cite checks a week (although at least you're done earlier than LR) and you have to spend tons of hours on your note. Plus you'll likely be spending at least the beginning of the fall semester looking for a job. That's why I hated 2l. But if you take less credits now you'll just have to take more later. I say take the 17 and hopefully you took a couple paper-writing fluff classes and/or classes where attendance doesn't matter.

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Re: Time commitment of a secondary journal

Postby Detrox » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:06 pm

Going to depend entirely on the journal. That being said, it generally takes far more time than it deserves.

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Re: Time commitment of a secondary journal

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:40 pm

Protip: There is no penalty for halfasssing your journal work.

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Re: Time commitment of a secondary journal

Postby Detrox » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:34 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Protip: There is no penalty for halfasssing your journal work.


At least one person in my class has been kicked off their journal for not doing their work adequately. Now he's obviously the exception and not the rule, but there's a certain minimal amount of effort you'll have to put in.

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Re: Time commitment of a secondary journal

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:53 am

Detrox wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Protip: There is no penalty for halfasssing your journal work.


At least one person in my class has been kicked off their journal for not doing their work adequately. Now he's obviously the exception and not the rule, but there's a certain minimal amount of effort you'll have to put in.


Adequately or at all? Only person kicked off my journal just never turned anything in.




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