Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - .Chuck

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10 ... 22
41

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.

Gettin' paiiiiidddddddddd

I got real drunk a few days ago and then ate a gas station hot dog the next day.  It immediately made me feel a bit sick.  I wasn't sure if I was hungover or y'know... I was eating a gas station hot dog.

Nice, you haven't abandoned and disowned your roots! Well, at least not totally yet, the brainwashing takes some time to fully set in and takeover! 

Congrats on the paid job.  Is it with a firm?


42
General Off-Topic Board / Re: What literature do you recommend?
« on: May 07, 2011, 11:29:39 PM »
Chuck, thank you for the advice. As you can see I need to work on my writing. I greatly appreciate the advice from the forum.

Thanks.

No problem duck.  Improving writing skills is an endless quest.  I use my dictionary and other resources like the ones in the links whenever I'm unsure about grammar and phrasing.  Staying in that habit is always helpful to fine tune important text as well as to improve comprehension of sophisticated writings. 

43

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.


44
General Off-Topic Board / Re: What literature do you recommend?
« 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/

Thane.

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.     

45
General Off-Topic Board / Re: What literature do you recommend?
« 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. 

Quote
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.

&

Quote
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')

46
General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best way to Stay up late studying?
« 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:

Quote
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?

Quote
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!

47
General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best way to Stay up late studying?
« on: May 04, 2011, 02:24:05 PM »
Thank for the advice, I will have to order that book on amazon this weekend.
 8)

Amazon now closed on weekdays? 

48
General Off-Topic Board / Re: What is Article Marketing?
« 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!!)

49
EXAMS

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!!!   :D

50
Socratic Method / Re: What is THE WORST that could happen?
« 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
 

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10 ... 22