snowpeach06 wrote:Met with teacher about a draft of my motion to dismiss. After being a solid b/b+ student last semester she told me mine was basically the best in the class. Looking at it, I'd pretty much written the whole thing in my draft. Work on it more (since clearly everyone else will be, and what if it was just good for a draft), or fix the typos, add a few lines and not fuck with a good thing by over thinking it? What do ya'll think?
id probably do what you said..polish it up..but dont do any massive overhaul. But yeah, keep in mind that she had only seen drafts as yet, so dont get too comfy in what you have.
Yeah, I would definitely echo the idea that you shouldn't get too complacent with it. Too many stories from last semester from students who had a legal writing professor who said their draft was great and then received less than what they were looking for on the final. I also agree that a lot of students don't give much of an effort on drafts, so you have to watch out for that.
THAT SAID, sounds like you are in a good spot and I feel it's always a good idea to put a lot of effort into the draft so you don't have to worry about having pressure of cranking out something on a completely different level than your draft a couple nights before the final is due. Keep in mind there is work you can do without actually changing anything. Go through the cases again, the research, etc. and see if you are missing anything, see if there is anyway you can reword things to make it clearer - stuff like that.
BTW, got this quote from our professor, feel like it's applicable: "There is no such thing as good writing. There is only good rewriting."