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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:05 pm
by Gray
justabitunusual wrote:
Gray wrote:I actually love ICW exercises. Just putting it out there.


Good to know, I just thought they'd be pointless, since every time I use their "standard" citation tool, it has issues (even w unchecking "parallel citation" box)

TBH I think there are different programs for it and mine just sucks less than others.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:18 pm
by justabitunusual
Maybe so? We have Lexis Advance, so idk if there's a better program, but def possible... but really, I think I'm prob not using it correctly as far as getting the right citations to automatically generate...I haven't even looked at the ICW stuff, but will check it out after pulling it up...looks cool/informative

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:47 pm
by Gray
justabitunusual wrote:Maybe so? We have Lexis Advance, so idk if there's a better program, but def possible... but really, I think I'm prob not using it correctly as far as getting the right citations to automatically generate...I haven't even looked at the ICW stuff, but will check it out after pulling it up...looks cool/informative

Oh we have them assigned for LRW

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:55 pm
by justabitunusual
Gray wrote:Oh we have them assigned for LRW


That's prob one of the better uses / assignments of the research component...R is a separate class for us, and it's mostly unhelpful :/ I think they do it that way, bc we only have R for one semester, but still the assignments are pretty tedious and the info mostly intuitive.

I think it would work better as an online class or with something like this, where you're forced to do skills that you will use...However, other sections have writing professors who emphasize bluebook every week whereas mine hates bluebook and uses it as a necessary evil...so i will def check out the exercises!

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:35 pm
by Minnietron
Gray wrote:I actually love ICW exercises. Just putting it out there.

I don't love them, but I respect their efficacy in illustrating how nit-pickingly comprehensive the BB's rules are.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:39 pm
by radio1nowhere
CLOSED MEMO GRADE. Not sure I want to open this email

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:16 am
by andthenIwaslike
What's the deal with open/closed memos? We just had a shorter memo and now the "major" memo. Is it like limited/unlimited research to use?

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:20 am
by justabitunusual
andthenIwaslike wrote:What's the deal with open/closed memos? We just had a shorter memo and now the "major" memo. Is it like limited/unlimited research to use?


Basically the same concept...for us, "closed memo" meant we could only use the research provided to us. We were given 5 cases and 2 different laws to look at and we weren't allowed to research anything else for that assignment- it was only worth 25% of our grade. For the Open Memo, we have to do all of our own research and it's worth 50% of our grade.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:30 am
by xylocarp
justabitunusual wrote:
andthenIwaslike wrote:What's the deal with open/closed memos? We just had a shorter memo and now the "major" memo. Is it like limited/unlimited research to use?


Basically the same concept...for us, "closed memo" meant we could only use the research provided to us. We were given 5 cases and 2 different laws to look at and we weren't allowed to research anything else for that assignment- it was only worth 25% of our grade. For the Open Memo, we have to do all of our own research and it's worth 50% of our grade.

Is your major memo only worth 25%...?

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Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:43 am
by 03282016

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:38 am
by haus
buckiguy_sucks wrote:
haus wrote:My LRW assignments are due at 1 AM (well midnight is the stated deadline, but my house is in a different time zone), my last assignment was submitted with 43 seconds to spare.

I felt bad about leaving that much time on the clock, maybe I will do better on Saturday.

P.S.

A a parent of a young child, it stinks that I have an assignments due on Halloween. . .


:shock:

Only left about 30 seconds on the clock for last nights assignment, I will count that as an improvement.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:48 am
by Hikikomorist
Where do other 1Ls find the time and energy to plan and execute elaborate-seeming Halloween costumes?

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:05 am
by haus
Hikkomorist wrote:Where do other 1Ls find the time and energy to plan and execute elaborate-seeming Halloween costumes?

I do not know, as a part-timer, with a full-time job, and a family, I consider it a success if I can plan things out well enough to start my day with a clean shirt.

Although, I was happy to see that my daughter had an outfit that she seemed to like (blue princess dress and with wings).

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:20 pm
by Kinky John
Hikkomorist wrote:Where do other 1Ls find the time and energy to plan and execute elaborate-seeming Halloween costumes?


what was your Halloween costume hikko?

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:08 pm
by RCSOB657
Fucking West sucks ass with cites, I had to correct every single one because of no abbreviation periods. I'm sticking with LN.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:58 pm
by IsThisForReal
Hey guys, this is a reminder to

BACK UP YOUR NOTES

One of my classmates had her laptop and some books stolen and she's starting from square one. Losing your notes is so easy to prevent. OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Cloud, Evernote, external harddrive. Back it up. Please.

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Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:26 pm
by 03282016

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:33 pm
by RCSOB657
Well that sucks. You know what has really freaked me out here though? I am disconnecting my home internet. Don't need it, don't have cable. Don't need it. Still having more fun than half my class mates who constantly stay stressed out and I'm consistently out-performing most of them too. Here's a cool thing though, we really don't GAF about that beyond keeping scholarships.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:48 pm
by haus
IsThisForReal wrote:Hey guys, this is a reminder to

BACK UP YOUR NOTES

One of my classmates had her laptop and some books stolen and she's starting from square one. Losing your notes is so easy to prevent. OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Cloud, Evernote, external harddrive. Back it up. Please.

I use one of these services and I generally recommend the notion, but I recommend fully trusting things that are important to you to only one solution. Fortunately it is rare, but errors do occasionally occurs with document syncing solutions and because they have permission to altering files on your system, these errors damage/delete the files from your system.

One should consider an actual backup solution, weather that is copying your school files to a thumb drive, backing up to an external drive, or using a web hosted backup solution, as a fall back solution.

Keep in mind, there are two types of computer users, those that have had dramatic data loss, and those who will have dramatic data loss.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:52 pm
by Hikikomorist
Kinky John wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:Where do other 1Ls find the time and energy to plan and execute elaborate-seeming Halloween costumes?


what was your Halloween costume hikko?

I don't dress up for Halloween. Too much effort.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:15 pm
by Hand
Hikkomorist wrote:
Kinky John wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:Where do other 1Ls find the time and energy to plan and execute elaborate-seeming Halloween costumes?

what was your Halloween costume hikko?

I don't dress up for Halloween. Too much effort.

Plus you're scary enough as is, right?

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:36 pm
by Poldy
haus wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:Hey guys, this is a reminder to

BACK UP YOUR NOTES

One of my classmates had her laptop and some books stolen and she's starting from square one. Losing your notes is so easy to prevent. OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Cloud, Evernote, external harddrive. Back it up. Please.

I use one of these services and I generally recommend the notion, but I recommend fully trusting things that are important to you to only one solution. Fortunately it is rare, but errors do occasionally occurs with document syncing solutions and because they have permission to altering files on your system, these errors damage/delete the files from your system.

One should consider an actual backup solution, weather that is copying your school files to a thumb drive, backing up to an external drive, or using a web hosted backup solution, as a fall back solution.

Keep in mind, there are two types of computer users, those that have had dramatic data loss, and those who will have dramatic data loss.


All my notes are on paper. Short of a fire, I'm safe.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:41 pm
by RCSOB657
Poldy wrote:
All my notes are on paper. Short of a fire, I'm safe.

^ most of my classes forbid electronics anyhow.

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:43 pm
by IsThisForReal
Poldy wrote:
haus wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:Hey guys, this is a reminder to

BACK UP YOUR NOTES

One of my classmates had her laptop and some books stolen and she's starting from square one. Losing your notes is so easy to prevent. OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Cloud, Evernote, external harddrive. Back it up. Please.

I use one of these services and I generally recommend the notion, but I recommend fully trusting things that are important to you to only one solution. Fortunately it is rare, but errors do occasionally occurs with document syncing solutions and because they have permission to altering files on your system, these errors damage/delete the files from your system.

One should consider an actual backup solution, weather that is copying your school files to a thumb drive, backing up to an external drive, or using a web hosted backup solution, as a fall back solution.

Keep in mind, there are two types of computer users, those that have had dramatic data loss, and those who will have dramatic data loss.


All my notes are on paper. Short of a fire, I'm safe.

Or someone jacks your whole backpack

Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:45 pm
by Poldy
I don't carry a backpack. I carry the notes for whatever class I'm going to and leave everything else in my locker. Why would anyone carry everything around?