Magnifique1908 wrote:First of all....take all of nonprofit-prophet's advice. All of it. Don't ask any questions. Don't pass Go, don't collect $200. Just do it. Your grades will thank you lol.
Secondly, I haven't seen any of my professors on here except Youngdale. This year was the first year that they changed the LRW professors mid-year (apparently, everyone got to keep the same professor in previous years). While I preferred Robin Meyer's teaching style, I got a better grade in Youngdale's class. She was very helpful, answered all of my (probably inappropriate) questions about my lack of understanding of brief writing, and is genuinely a nice person. She seems a little bit more nit-picky than Meyer was but overall, I liked her. Definitely improved my writing in her class.
That's a great point. People will bitch about having the hard LRW professor that makes you do more work. Sure, it sucks that other people in your big section have a little less work, but think long-term. I had Sween. She was hardcore, which we all bitched about during our first semester. But I felt like my friends and I improved our writing more than our peers in other sections/LRW classes. Definitely helped me this summer.
LRW matters more than you all realize right now. A random bad grade in property won't sink you. But a bad LRW grade... it pretty much ruins your chances at a good lit firm. And when you finally get to your summer, your writing skills are going to be front and center. Invest time in LRW. Seriously.