Just doing a quick check out there to see who is still waiting for grades. Can my school seriously be the slowest? I'm sure this is going to hinder my transfer prospects.
So is the reasoning here that the anxiety of trying to do everything is somehow causing a loss of focus as to what the teacher wants on test day?
I think the perception is that the higher ranked schools already have a greater number of competitive students, so you don't need to do as well relative to them as you would need to perform relative to less competitive students. In other words, because the average student is less competitive (numbers-wise) at a lower ranked school, you have to really stand out to look as competitive as someone pulling top third at a higher ranked school (where the average student is much more competitive, numbers-wise).
In other words, kids are smarter at higher ranked schools.
What makes you so sure you won't the journal? Just curious.
Combo of where I was at in the LRRW curve versus the percent of people who enter the competition and are accepted, and how much I've gotten done so far versus what I know other people have been doing. I'd feel more confident if our competition were a mock note, but it's an advocacy memo and I suck at legal writing.
Oh, and knowing that my grades aren't high enough to make up where my memo lacks.
Anyway, I guess it's possible, but it seems so unlikely that this feels like a waste of time.
Is pure laziness and mental fatigue really a good reason to give up now?
What about being 99% sure you're not going to make a journal?
I actually think I would LIKE being on a journal, but I feel like all this work is for naught.