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« on: May 07, 2011, 11:18:43 PM »
Glad to hear you survived 1L intact PJC. I was beginning to wonder if you got killed by food poisoning from gas station grub or perhaps in the parking lot of a truck stop in some BFE place.
Is the job you got a paid one or an internship type of volunteer thing? Paid summer jobs after 1L are pretty hard to get so you should be really extra proud of it if that is the case.
« on: May 07, 2011, 10:30:31 AM »
To learn how to write better I suggest reading guides about basic grammar and writing. You might find them helpful to refresh your memory about concepts you were supposed to be taught in grade school and high school.
Purdue has an excellent online resource: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
PS: To all, there's easily a resistance or even antipathy towards grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. This is unfortunate, as everyone can improve. (Yes, I check the dictionary too many times to count.) Graduate and especially doctoral students spend much of their time proofing and re-proofing their work, and woe be unto the graduate student who repeats a basic error. (Actually, not always. They will, however, find it hard to get stellar recommendations and inside job tips.) In law school, this is confined mostly to a process that's rather important in a different sense than learning: the application process. Know that faculty members sitting on admissions committees--and everyone else in admissions--cares about this, rather a lot.
Yes. I agree 100%. I blame escalation of the problem and deterioration of attention to proper grammar and language in large part on the growing use of and dependence on wireless digital Txt messaging for day to day communication. Heavy daily use of and reliance on cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, portable web access devices, twitter (with the 140 characters per tweet limit), FB status updates, etc. for primary day to day communications is impairing development of solid reading and writing skills in the younger school aged generations.
« on: May 06, 2011, 05:38:08 PM »
To learn how to write better I suggest reading guides about basic grammar and writing. You might find them helpful to refresh your memory about concepts you were supposed to be taught in grade school and high school. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
This link contains important information about keeping tenses correct:http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/consistency.htm
Sentences like the ones below will not fly well in application materials or in written/essay exams.
Thank for the advice. That what my pops keeps telling me. It is nice to hear it from someone else. Yet reading the WallStreet Journal does not sound like a bad idea.
Talk to my prelaw advisor, told her that I wanted to improve my writing. She said that one of the most effective ways to improve writing is through reading allot. As a result, I am now on the mission to read books daily. What books do you recommend?
Also, use the dictionary to expand your vocabulary. When you encounter unfamiliar words you should look them up and also take note of their proper spelling. ('allot' means something much different than the phrase 'a lot')
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:16:58 PM »
It's not Adderall. No, definitely not Adderall.
The cause certainly cannot be that plague! right?? Smart young people with intellectual potential cannot be that dumb, right? Please poke me and say it aint so even though I'm pretty sure it is.
Just one of many I pulled up with a quick google:http://collegecandy.com/2010/04/26/college-qa-to-take-adderall-or-not-to-take-it/
Interesting quote from it:
Adderall is one of those things that is a constant presence on any college campus. Some of my friends swear by it (Iím positive that they wouldnít have survived most of their classes without it). I have tried it once, but I didnít feel much of anything. In fact, the only effect I experienced was increased drunkenness when I celebrated finishing a 25-page paper at the bar.
I had trouble reconciling the honesty of that statement from Party Girl given how she finished it. Really Party Girl, just once?
If I made it through all these years of drinking and cramming without Adderall, you can too. Just grab a cup of coffee/tea, all your books, and plant your ass at the library. It will add up to the same result, trust me. Good luck!
« on: May 04, 2011, 02:24:05 PM »
Thank for the advice, I will have to order that book on amazon this weekend.
Amazon now closed on weekdays?
« on: May 04, 2011, 02:21:59 PM »
It's called misleading deceptive advertising for a reason. It's also known as shilling, especially online in discussion forums. It's also illegal because it is fraud since the articles are filled with lies and deliberate misrepresentations.
Have a nice day!
(BTW, you forgot to include a spam link to whatever you are trying to sell. Ooops!!)
« on: April 25, 2011, 08:19:21 PM »
Good luck. Use the word 'reasonable' a lot to try and connect the dots between your ideas and the law, no matter what the subject, facts and issues are!!!
« on: April 18, 2011, 12:55:04 AM »
My property prof. said "God I wish they had math on the LSAT" last semester when a student couldn't figure out some basic math for adverse possession. We all thought it was hilarious but the kid it was directed at didn't think so.
Lawyers are supposed to be bad at math just like doctors are supposed to be bad at handwriting. It's the nature of the universe; the way God intended it.
This is evidenced in how lawyers bill. It's always big round easy to multiply and divide numbers for retainers and hourly rates. An attorney retainer will never be a number like $47,863.53 instead of $50k, nor will an hourly billable rate be something like $387.50 instead of a round $400
« on: April 16, 2011, 10:24:28 PM »
Ok, a week has gone by and apparently the Dad designated the weekend as kids practice music in the garage days.
The guitar kid (still jamming away on the classics) is in HS but he has a younger brother in grade school that is supposed to be learning how to play keyboard.
Today the dad told the younger grade school kid to spend time in the garage practicing songs he likes on his synthesizer keyboard thingy.
Take a wild guess about which song he decided to try and master today!! I'll just say, Saturday, saturday, don't try to play that again next saturday! If you do you won't be kickin for long next Saturday...
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:36:22 PM »
Today has been fun. The neighbor kid is apparently learning to play guitar and being encouraged by his dad. Dad bought him a powerful amp. He's in the Hendrix and Zeppelin phase. I've been hearing Stairway to Heaven, Purple Haze and Watchtower over and over all day long.
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