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Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.

I used see anytime I paraphrased in any way, including facts.  I used id (or a direct quote) everytime I quoted word for word. 

Apparently this is not the write method.

I think I totally blew it, particular on the cases where I summarized a good deal of the background. 

ANY law review graders have any insight how significant this blatant understanding will affect scoring.  I know ever school is different - I'm just totally bummed I worked my a*!@ to miss such an important point! 


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Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 04:23:01 PM »
Did you take LRW as a 1L?

(serious question)

nbf

Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 05:51:30 PM »
Former Articles Editor here.


Messing up some of the most basic citation forms is really, really bad. 



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Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 06:13:52 PM »
From your explanation, I still don't understand what you did.  If you're saying you used "see" every time you paraphrased and [no signal] when you directly quoted, then you probably did an OK job.  The line between "see" and [no signal] is very gray when you are paraphrasing.  BB says you use no signal when the source "directly states" the proposition.  But if you're paraphrasing facts, usually that will not need a signal.  If using "see" when paraphrasing facts was your worst mistake, then I wouldn't discount your paper very much.

Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 06:46:34 PM »
Apparently this is not the write method.

The signal thing may not be your biggest problem.

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Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 07:14:17 PM »
Apparently this is not the write method.

The signal thing may not be your biggest problem.

Agreed.

And yeah, you totally dropped that one. Better luck next time.

Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 07:31:15 PM »
Ninja...you're like my new best friend.

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Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 07:38:52 PM »
The see signal is retarded and I refuse to use it.

Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2009, 07:54:13 PM »
Let's be honest, the bluebook as a whole is retarded. Stupid elitists.

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Re: Wow. I think I really screwed up See and See id. on Law Review.
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2009, 08:17:42 PM »
All 3 of the above posts are spot on. :)