Optimism: noun hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
It’s pointless to correct the grammar in a sentence that might not even survive the next draft.
2. This is only a draft.One of the common trends among new (and even seasoned) reviewers is to hone in on grammar issues (often called nit-picks, or line-edits) to fill out a review. There’s nothing inherently wrong with these kinds of reviews, but it’s not the most effective form of critique when you understand that what you’re reading is only a draft. No one expects a first, second, or even third draft to be perfect. Even finished books go to print with errors. Work gets posted to YWS with the express intent of receiving critique, so we know going in to reading a piece that it will have errors. Things like spelling and grammar are minor issues compared to an essay without a strong thesis or a poem with conflicting imagery. Avoiding focusing on nit-picks requires the assumption that a piece will change substantially between first and second (or even second and third, etc) drafts. It’s pointless to correct the grammar in a sentence that might not even survive the next draft. These are final draft concerns, and writers are rarely seeking to point final draft work on YWS.
"Writing, though, belongs first to the writer, and then to the reader, to the world.The subject is a catalyst, a character, but our responsibility is, has to be, to the work."
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