I’ve always been insecure about my writing. This isn’t some falsely modest claim. Growing up, I was much better at math classes than my English and history classes. My grades and SAT scores reflected that. I wasn’t “better” in the sense of getting an “A” in AP Calculus and a “B+” in AP English. I mean “better” in the sense of taking AP Calculus and not even qualifying for AP English. I wasn’t a voracious reader, to say the least. “Mouth reader” is probably more accurate.
After a break from studying engineering in my mid-20s, I was deciding between going to law school and business school. I decided on law school partly because it would help dispel some of my personal insecurities towards reading and writing. But that’s why I value getting my JD degree more than other putative accomplishments. Seems silly and a waste of $120K, but whatever.
In law school, I learned how to write for the...
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