rcharter1978 wrote:OP -- was your goal here to get praise for your work, or was it to potentially help future students?
If your goal was to potentially help future students than your mission has been accomplished. You put your advice out there, and perhaps a future law student will read it and remember it as they are trying to navigate their way through law school. The fact that others disagree with you only means that they are sharing their own feedback on how to help future students. That will be the filter they view your advice through.
If your goal was to simply get praised for your work/guide than that is silly. You found a way to do things that worked for you and it resulted in great grades.
As someone else pointed out, it probably sucks that you spent a bunch of time writing out your thoughts and others don't agree with you, however, if all the other guides have advice A and are celebrated and lauded by the community and your guide has contradictory advice B it makes sense that people may rail against it.
Either way, congrats on doing great!
Of course my goal was to help future students. That will happen less frequently when people make negative comments since people will discount the advice.
This thread got weird. OP, if your advice is good it will rise on its own merits. It's not a dissertation that you need to defend. You put your thoughts out there into the ether, and whatever happens happens. I didn't study like most of these guides on here and I kicked as at my T2 / T3 (rankings changed I think) and I've thrown out my opinions over the years on advice I think is great and advice I think is not.
I think, at least for here, my methods might be a minority view, but who gives a shit? Maybe one kid read something I wrote and adopted it, which is all I wanted.
Something strange though about lamenting anonymous internet criticism as if your post deserves to be gilded and that now it will never get the respect it deserves.
Like someone else said, it's all about considering options and letting the young law student decide what path to follow. I put a lot of thought into how I planned to attack law school, saw that I seemed to be doing things differently than most, had no idea if it would pay off, and then bam, I killed it.
You've done a nice job putting out a thought provoking post. But I respectfully think the only thing in this thread undermining it's potential impact is how personal you seem to be taking people's comments.