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Re: The Write On

Postby apollo2015 » Wed May 15, 2013 5:31 pm

It is half way through our competition, and they have just now canceled the editing portion of the test, because the guy who runs the competition failed to double check that he had uploaded the right document to our competition page. Unfortunately, thus far I had been focusing exclusively on perfecting the editing part.

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Re: The Write On

Postby GertrudePerkins » Wed May 15, 2013 5:56 pm

apollo2015 wrote:It is half way through our competition, and they have just now canceled the editing portion of the test, because the guy who runs the competition failed to double check that he had uploaded the right document to our competition page. Unfortunately, thus far I had been focusing exclusively on perfecting the editing part.
Out those jokers!

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Re: The Write On

Postby mushybrain » Wed May 15, 2013 8:43 pm

Holy shit, that's horrible! That's not fair at all.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Danger Zone » Thu May 16, 2013 1:17 pm

Image

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby mushybrain » Thu May 16, 2013 1:30 pm

I think it needs to be nap time now.

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Re: The Write On

Postby rad lulz » Fri May 17, 2013 12:33 am

stillwater wrote:I can't believe people actually read these over their summers.

Read is too strong a word

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby vissidarte27 » Fri May 17, 2013 12:42 am

Just submitted. Fingers crossed.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby gaud » Fri May 17, 2013 12:46 am

Danger Zone wrote:Image


:lol:

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Ded Precedent » Fri May 17, 2013 12:54 am

Danger Zone wrote:Image

+1

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Re: The Write On

Postby mr.hands » Fri May 17, 2013 3:01 pm

rad lulz wrote:
stillwater wrote:I can't believe people actually read these over their summers.

Read is too strong a word


I'd actually like to hear about how graders/readers approach this process (how much time they spent reading each, biggest mistakes, etc.)

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri May 17, 2013 3:12 pm

At least at my school, you got a grading sheet with specific criteria, and you ranked the essay on each criterion from 1-5. They were pretty much what you'd expect - organization, use of sources, citations, clear thesis, use of evidence, grammar, that kind of thing. We were also strongly cautioned actually to make 3 the average, and not give everyone 4s and 5s in every category, because the hardest part of grading the things was distinguishing between the masses in the middle. You'd get a few that were clearly superior, a few that sucked, and then a whole bunch of fairly ordinary essays. Time spent reading: most people were grading these in the evenings after work at whatever 2L job they did, so generally, as little as possible. (Also, time spent would vary depending on what the assignment for your school was.)

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Bronte » Fri May 17, 2013 6:10 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:At least at my school, you got a grading sheet with specific criteria, and you ranked the essay on each criterion from 1-5. They were pretty much what you'd expect - organization, use of sources, citations, clear thesis, use of evidence, grammar, that kind of thing. We were also strongly cautioned actually to make 3 the average, and not give everyone 4s and 5s in every category, because the hardest part of grading the things was distinguishing between the masses in the middle. You'd get a few that were clearly superior, a few that sucked, and then a whole bunch of fairly ordinary essays. Time spent reading: most people were grading these in the evenings after work at whatever 2L job they did, so generally, as little as possible. (Also, time spent would vary depending on what the assignment for your school was.)


Agreed and, as I mentioned earlier, although the graders are likely told to read the competition materials, you can bet a lot of them will skip this step.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Ded Precedent » Fri May 17, 2013 6:37 pm

180 name change DangerZone.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby UnamSanctam » Fri May 17, 2013 7:12 pm

This shit sucks.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri May 17, 2013 11:13 pm

Bronte wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:At least at my school, you got a grading sheet with specific criteria, and you ranked the essay on each criterion from 1-5. They were pretty much what you'd expect - organization, use of sources, citations, clear thesis, use of evidence, grammar, that kind of thing. We were also strongly cautioned actually to make 3 the average, and not give everyone 4s and 5s in every category, because the hardest part of grading the things was distinguishing between the masses in the middle. You'd get a few that were clearly superior, a few that sucked, and then a whole bunch of fairly ordinary essays. Time spent reading: most people were grading these in the evenings after work at whatever 2L job they did, so generally, as little as possible. (Also, time spent would vary depending on what the assignment for your school was.)


Agreed and, as I mentioned earlier, although the graders are likely told to read the competition materials, you can bet a lot of them will skip this step.

Ha. We solved that problem by using the same materials (updated a little) as from the previous year, when we did the competition. Thank god.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby soj » Fri May 17, 2013 11:47 pm

looooooooooool write-on

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby RoseAberlone » Sat May 18, 2013 8:33 am

Checking in. I am one of those people who is weirdly looking forward to this.
Last edited by RoseAberlone on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:47 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Ded Precedent » Sat May 18, 2013 8:40 am

soj wrote:looooooooooool write-on

DIAF

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Bronck » Sat May 18, 2013 8:22 pm

Looks like no sample. How should I be formatting this? They only gave general tips.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Sun May 19, 2013 11:00 pm

Make it up.

Obviously every school is different, but finishing the thing might be 75% of the battle. I'm pretty sure the only reason I made it is because I crushed the Bluebooking, because the "note" I wrote was an unmitigated garbage fire. Turribul. But I finished, mostly because my dad was an editor on his journal in law school and told me journal was super important for jerbs (hint: he was right).

Good luck, poor souls.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sun May 19, 2013 11:26 pm

Now that I have graduated, I can confirm that LR write-on was the worst experience of my three years of law school.

You're not alone etc.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby ph14 » Sun May 19, 2013 11:51 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Now that I have graduated, I can confirm that LR write-on was the worst experience of my three years of law school.

You're not alone etc.


I haven't graduated but looking back at 1L and 2L years, I'd have to agree.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon May 20, 2013 12:01 am

ph14 wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:Now that I have graduated, I can confirm that LR write-on was the worst experience of my three years of law school.

You're not alone etc.


I haven't graduated but looking back at 1L and 2L years, I'd have to agree.


Two days in, TITCR. Finished the halfway point of reading 500 pages. No burn out yet.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby mushybrain » Mon May 20, 2013 12:32 am

Almost done and I think my desire to jump off a cliff has peaked.

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Re: The Write On - JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL

Postby sbl274 » Mon May 20, 2013 3:27 am

LetsGoLAW wrote:
ph14 wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:Now that I have graduated, I can confirm that LR write-on was the worst experience of my three years of law school.

You're not alone etc.


I haven't graduated but looking back at 1L and 2L years, I'd have to agree.


Two days in, TITCR. Finished the halfway point of reading 500 pages. No burn out yet.


How da phuck do you read all that? (assuming the comp didn't start like 8 months ago). Props.




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