Guide to Legal Writing Style

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Aspen Publishers, 2007 - Law - 117 pages
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This highly regarded paperback, specifically directed at legal writers, offers - crisp, pointed advice written in a personal and humorous style - lucid organization that helps students find the information they need most, including organization, sentence structure, word choice, punctuation, and formatting - helpful examples of both good and bad writing that demonstrate the practical application of the author's advice - an emphasis on legal ethics throughout, with most of the examples and exercises focusing on ethical issues - a chapter on organization that compares and contrasts undergraduate terms and goals with those of a legal audience - a guide that helps students guard against plagiarism - short, end-of-chapter exercises, with the answers at the back of the book, that strengthen skills and provide opportunities for self-testing Special features in the Fourth Edition include: - an updated interactive CD-ROM with multiple exercises to reinforce the materials in the book, which includes updated and expanded tests of basic skills and click-on answers and explanations - a new section explaining common errors in professional writing and how to avoid making them - new checklists that reinforce essential advice of each chapter When you examine your complimentary copy of this popular paperback, you will agree that Guide to Legal Writing Style, Fourth Edition -- concise, to the point, focused on the nuances of legal writing -- is the perfect ancillary text for any legal writing course.

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Contents

REVIEWING THE BASICS
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ORGANIZING WITH STYLE
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CREATING SENTENCES WITH STYLE
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Copyright

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