In the end I had to bring one page of writing and 50 (50!) pages of notes to show her during our draft-conference time. But she seemed to think it was a pretty good start. She made some suggestions, and said if I decided to enroll, I would probably do very well.
(Here’s the actual “paper.” It’s not an essay, so there’s no thesis at all. She told us to write a “wandering paper” so… I did.)