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Editorial Board of LR

Editorial Board of LR
« on: February 01, 2011, 08:05:47 AM »
So, is it worth it?  EIC?  Other positions? 

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Re: Editorial Board of LR
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 06:54:21 PM »
Compared to what? (That is, do you have something better to do your 3L year, and how much of a time commitment is the board position?  Time commitment varies by school and position).

EIC is a big boost.  Other positions are a boost. 

Re: Editorial Board of LR
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 09:53:44 PM »
Is it worth being EIC or any board member at all if it caused a small drop in GPA?  Like from top 10% to top 15- 20% or something?  Maybe that doesn't typically happen anyway but would you take EIC if you knew your ranking would drop by 5-10%?

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Re: Editorial Board of LR
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 09:21:13 AM »
Is it worth being EIC or any board member at all if it caused a small drop in GPA?
Sure.

Like from top 10% to top 15- 20% or something? 
No.

Maybe that doesn't typically happen anyway but would you take EIC if you knew your ranking would drop by 5-10%?
No.  But there's no way of knowing whether your grades will dip, so I don't think it's worth worrying about.  I had a time-intensive ed board position (always at least 20 hpw, sometimes 40+), and my rank actually went up.

Re: Editorial Board of LR
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 09:26:06 AM »
I think you're right.  Might as well go for it.  Thanks for the advice.