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What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:44 pm

Done, thanks
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Re: What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby lurklaw » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:06 pm

Which brief prompted the negative feedback? As far as I can tell, you've described three separate filings.

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Re: What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:16 pm

lurklaw wrote:Which brief prompted the negative feedback? As far as I can tell, you've described three separate filings.


It's the last one (the reply); the order goes 1. My motion, 2. His motion 3. My reply for my motion

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Re: What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:21 pm

So in a nutshell, you wrote a reply, received minor edits from one partner, but then another partner looked at the reply and made major edits, right?

I don't know that anyone here can provide much advice other than general "this is how you humbly take criticism" type stuff. One partner thought your reply was good but another one didn't. Accept the feedback and show a willingness to improve, even if you don't think you did anything wrong. It doesn't sound like there is a whole lot to explain about the situation other than one partner thought the reply was fine (you might try to cautiously sneak that fact in during the meeting, but only if you can do so in a super tactful way, otherwise it sounds like you are deflecting).

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Re: What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby hlsperson1111 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:24 pm

If your brief-writing is as disorganized as the OP, I think I see the problem.

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Re: What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:54 pm

Rowinguy2009 wrote:So in a nutshell, you wrote a reply, received minor edits from one partner, but then another partner looked at the reply and made major edits, right?

I don't know that anyone here can provide much advice other than general "this is how you humbly take criticism" type stuff. One partner thought your reply was good but another one didn't. Accept the feedback and show a willingness to improve, even if you don't think you did anything wrong. It doesn't sound like there is a whole lot to explain about the situation other than one partner thought the reply was fine (you might try to cautiously sneak that fact in during the meeting, but only if you can do so in a super tactful way, otherwise it sounds like you are deflecting).


This sounds like a solid approach; thanks!

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Re: What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:05 pm

hlsperson1111 wrote:If your brief-writing is as disorganized as the OP, I think I see the problem.


Yeah, the post was messy, sorry -- I wrote it on my phone this morning on the subway.

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Re: What's the best way to handle this situation?

Postby Lincoln » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:23 pm

The best way is just to be enthusiastic about an opportunity to improve your writing, even if you don't think it needed to be improved. Anything else will be a worse black mark than actual poor writing ability.



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