Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

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Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby NewYorkL » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:34 pm

It doesn't count. People say that they aren't read. SO why do it?

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby drmguy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:34 pm

Even if they don't read it they will definitely notice if it is blank.

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Br3v » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:37 pm

Why would you risk having any adverse effect on admissions by not writing a few ungraded paragraphs?

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:37 pm

If it's really that hard for you to fart something out for half an hour then you're not going to do well in law school. HTH

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Br3v » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Still haven't practiced one yet however

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Scotusnerd » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:48 pm

If you want to sit there and look like a retard for 35 minutes, be my guest.

For god's sake, just do the damn thing! It's part of the test. Don't give a school an excuse to boot you. Don't be the stupid one that doodles on it, either!

This is not rocket science, folks. :roll:

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Br3v » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:50 pm

VasaVasori wrote:
Br3v wrote:Still haven't practiced one yet however

I don't think it's necessary. Maybe do one to feel comfortable.

But everyone seems to think that as long as it's coherent and well thought out it shouldn't hurt you.

Don't make stuff up. I was watching the group of law school admission counselors in that one video go over an application where someone was just making stuff up in their essay that wasn't mentioned in the prompt and it seemed to hurt their perception of his application. It may be a good idea to treat the essay like LR questions: don't bring in any information that's not provided in the stimulus.


Thanks, I'm not too worried though. You have the link to that video? What school was it?

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Helicio » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:22 pm

As long as you have like 5 semi-coherent paragraphs you should be fine. I seriously doubt schools will try to muddle through horrible handwriting, etc.

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby NewYorkL » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:35 pm

Just wanted to start a discussion. I thought some people would actually have a different point of view.

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Mr.Binks » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:00 pm

NewYorkL wrote:Just wanted to start a discussion. I thought some people would actually have a different point of view.


Why would they have a different point-of-view when theirs is correct? You by no means have to crank out publishable material, but to leave it blank would be retarded. You don't even have to practice it. Just write for 35 minutes that makes you sound semi-sober and you're good to go.

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby Br3v » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:02 am

NewYorkL wrote:Just wanted to start a discussion. I thought some people would actually have a different point of view.


I've started plenty of worse threads don't worry lol. But I did watch the video about the Adcoms reviewing applications and they considered the samples more than I thought they would (I figured not at all) but if you just treat it as a joke it seemed it had the potential to hurt you

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby DMBFan » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:06 am

Definitely do it. It's pretty much irrelevant but if you leave it blank, that will be noticed. Don't practice it. It's an afterthought.

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:07 am

Scotusnerd wrote:If you want to sit there and look like a retard for 35 minutes, be my guest.

For god's sake, just do the damn thing! It's part of the test. Don't give a school an excuse to boot you. Don't be the stupid one that doodles on it, either!

This is not rocket science, folks. :roll:

some schools literally say that not doodling is all they ask for on the writing section. Write something coherent for 15 minutes then go to the bathroom

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby NewYorkL » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:45 am

Br3v wrote:
NewYorkL wrote:Just wanted to start a discussion. I thought some people would actually have a different point of view.


I've started plenty of worse threads don't worry lol. But I did watch the video about the Adcoms reviewing applications and they considered the samples more than I thought they would (I figured not at all) but if you just treat it as a joke it seemed it had the potential to hurt you



That should be a good video to watch, its on youtube?

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Re: Writing Section: Do it? Don't do it?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:55 am

JamMasterJ wrote:Write something coherent for 15 minutes then go to the bathroom


This. And good grief Charlie Brown, don't prep for it. That takes gunning to the extreme.



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