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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:53 am

ClubberLang wrote:
target wrote:A tip for those who are still doing the write-on, will do the write-on at your transferred school, or next year: follow the damn instructions including how to name your file.


I get that it might be slightly annoying, but can you explain why this is important at all? Does the name of the file somehow impede your ability to grade it?

Probably makes it difficult to keep track of when there are hundreds of apps and then a hundred different naming conventions to boot.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby lakerinstl » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:51 pm

Has anybody heard when they will receive notice if they did (or did not) make it onto a journal?

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:33 pm

lol we don't find out until after bids are due

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:50 pm

LFH_intheflesh wrote:lol we don't find out until after bids are due

Well, THAT sucks. Our whole grading-of-write-ons was structured around getting the grades in before OCI stuff was due. (Though I think my school holds OCI a bit later than a lot of other places.)
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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby lakerinstl » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:23 pm

LFH_intheflesh wrote:lol we don't find out until after bids are due


Damn it really defeats the real purpose of wanting to get on a journal.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby schweitziro » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:27 pm

lakerinstl wrote:
LFH_intheflesh wrote:lol we don't find out until after bids are due


Damn it really defeats the real purpose of wanting to get on a journal.


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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby lakerinstl » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:40 pm

schweitziro wrote:
lakerinstl wrote:
LFH_intheflesh wrote:lol we don't find out until after bids are due


Damn it really defeats the real purpose of wanting to get on a journal.


Clerkships


Well part of the reason.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby target » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:52 pm

mr.hands wrote:
target wrote:A tip for those who are still doing the write-on, will do the write-on at your transferred school, or next year: follow the damn instructions including how to name your file.


sounds like you're a grader. how are they looking? are most just pure dogshit?


Nothing too horrible yet, but I can see few put in more effort than others.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby target » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:55 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
ClubberLang wrote:
target wrote:A tip for those who are still doing the write-on, will do the write-on at your transferred school, or next year: follow the damn instructions including how to name your file.


I get that it might be slightly annoying, but can you explain why this is important at all? Does the name of the file somehow impede your ability to grade it?

Probably makes it difficult to keep track of when there are hundreds of apps and then a hundred different naming conventions to boot.


This. I just get annoyed when I have to actually look for the file so I took a point off for being disorganized.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby ClubberLang » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:58 pm

target wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
ClubberLang wrote:
target wrote:A tip for those who are still doing the write-on, will do the write-on at your transferred school, or next year: follow the damn instructions including how to name your file.


I get that it might be slightly annoying, but can you explain why this is important at all? Does the name of the file somehow impede your ability to grade it?

Probably makes it difficult to keep track of when there are hundreds of apps and then a hundred different naming conventions to boot.


This. I just get annoyed when I have to actually look for the file so I took a point off for being disorganized.


Seems like an odd thing to get worked up about. You dock a point because you have to look for a file? The horror.

Sounds like you are drunk with power. The people running the write on at my school are like this too. The constant reminders to follow the instructions make me want to e-slap everyone involved.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby stillwater » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:58 pm

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby ClubberLang » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:06 pm

stillwater wrote:
ClubberLang wrote:
target wrote:
This. I just get annoyed when I have to actually look for the file so I took a point off for being disorganized.


Seems like an odd thing to get worked up about. You dock a point because you have to look for a file? The horror.

Sounds like you are drunk with power. The people running the write on at my school are like this too. The constant reminders to follow the instructions make me want to e-slap everyone involved.


you sound like a pansy.


Eat a dick. I'll e-slap you too.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:42 pm

ClubberLang wrote:The constant reminders to follow the instructions make me want to e-slap everyone involved.

You do realize you're entering the legal profession, right?

(And yes, the heady power of grading crappy write-on submissions... today, the write-on; tomorrow, THE WORLD.)

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:03 am

ClubberLang wrote:
target wrote:This. I just get annoyed when I have to actually look for the file so I took a point off for being disorganized.


Seems like an odd thing to get worked up about. You dock a point because you have to look for a file? The horror.

Sounds like you are drunk with power. The people running the write on at my school are like this too. The constant reminders to follow the instructions make me want to e-slap everyone involved.

As noted, the profession you're entering gives a shit about every minor detail. They are grading your write on based on whether you italicized a comma for Christ's sake. Get used to it, kid.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby soj » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:17 am

doing journal is already a sad, thankless existence. give them this one power trip. write-on candidates are the only people who care what these editors have to say.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:16 pm

lakerinstl wrote:
LFH_intheflesh wrote:lol we don't find out until after bids are due


Damn it really defeats the real purpose of wanting to get on a journal.


Well, we find out after bids are due, but before the interviews themselves. So employers still get to see your bright shiny gold star on your resume.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby target » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:07 pm

ClubberLang wrote:
Seems like an odd thing to get worked up about. You dock a point because you have to look for a file? The horror.

Sounds like you are drunk with power. The people running the write on at my school are like this too. The constant reminders to follow the instructions make me want to e-slap everyone involved.


When the instructions clearly tell you how to title the file, and you can't do it right, how do I know if you can follow other instructions when you get on? Or how do I know if I can trust you to edit a piece without going back and edit everything all over again?

You can do whatever you want like getting rid of all the silly instructions once you are an editor. But when you are a student writer or an applicant, follow the damn instructions.

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Re: The Write On - (almost) FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:32 am

target wrote:
ClubberLang wrote:
Seems like an odd thing to get worked up about. You dock a point because you have to look for a file? The horror.

Sounds like you are drunk with power. The people running the write on at my school are like this too. The constant reminders to follow the instructions make me want to e-slap everyone involved.


When the instructions clearly tell you how to title the file, and you can't do it right, how do I know if you can follow other instructions when you get on? Or how do I know if I can trust you to edit a piece without going back and edit everything all over again?

You can do whatever you want like getting rid of all the silly instructions once you are an editor. But when you are a student writer or an applicant, follow the damn instructions.


That sounds about right. My journal has built up tons of processes over the years to make sure everything runs smoothly year to year. There are lots of rules that need to be followed at each stage of the selection and editing process. If you can't be bothered to properly name a file, you're probably also the type of person that phones it in at the staff edits, which creates more work for the articles editors.




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