Friday, May 19, 2006

student writing baggage

We often think of legal writing class as the one-room schoolhouse of the law school.  Our students arrive with such a wide variety of writing skills.  No two have quite the same combination of weaknesses and strengths.  And no two acquire the new skills unique to the discipline of law at quite the same pace.

But what about the mental and emotional baggage that law students bring to their writing?  For an interesting take on it, see:

http://www.wvu.edu/%7Elawfac/jelkins/orientation/legalmind/writingstory.html.

While the extended introduction may seem like what we used to call in the ad industry "borrowed interest," it's worth taking the time to start at the beginning and read on through.

(spl)

   

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