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Guide to Legal Writing Style 5th Edition

ISBN-10: 073559998X
ISBN-13: 9780735599987
Edition: 5th 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 2/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

With its precise focus on the nuances of legal writing style, this popular paperback text gives readers sensible advice on how to refine and enhance their writing. Guide to Legal Writing Style can be used effectively alongside any basic legal writing coursebook. The book delivers specific advice, targeted to the needs of the novice legal writer: Expands on basic skills of first-year courses by explaining how skills affect readers and offering additional techniques for improvement; Zeroes in on style issues that make the written document more readable and elegant; Provides crisp, pointed, how-to guidance, written in a personal and humorous style; Models clear organization by dividing advice into five chapters covering organization, sentence structure, word choice, punctuation and formatting, making it easy for students to find the information they need; Includes helpful examples of both good and bad writing that show students how to put their knowledge into practice; Concludes with an expanded chapter on formatting that compares and contrasts strong examples of formatting different types of documents.

Message to Students
Reviewing the Basics
Basic Review
Answers to Basic Review
Higher Competency Quiz
Creating Sentences with Style
Unraveling Tough Sentences; Creating and Connecting Sentences with Style
Unraveling Tough Sentences; Creating and Connecting Sentences with Style
Avoiding Sentence Errors
Avoiding Error
Incorporating Authority
Incorporating Authority
What to Remember
Advice to English as a Second Language Writers
Choosing Words with Style
Jargon and Terms of Art
Professional Tone
Strong Nouns and Verbs
Nominalizations
Wordiness
Treacherous/Misused Words
What to Remember
Advice to English as a Second Language Writers
Concluding Exercises
Punctuating with Style
General Punctuation Rules
Specific Legal Writing Rules
What to Remember
Advice to English as a Second Language Writers
Concluding Exercises
Organizing with Style
Undergraduate versus Law School Organization
How to Begin to Organize
Introductory Material
Other Components of Organizing with Style
Using Headings as Signposts
Using Topic Sentences and Transitions Effectively
Other Helpful Advice for Organizing with Style
What to Remember
Advice to English as a Second Language Writers
Concluding Exercises
Presenting Material with Style
Visual Presentation
Memorandum of Law (Segment)
Law Student Cover Letter
Proofreading and Other Nuances of Presentation
What to Remember
Appendix Answers to Exercises
Higher Competency Quiz
Creating Sentences with Style
Concluding Exercises
Concluding Exercises
Concluding Exercises
Index

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