Guide to Legal Writing Style, Second Edition

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Every legal writing instructor has a favorite text for teaching the basics of effective legal writing... so where do you turn to for guidance in helping students on the more subtle area of style? Right here. To help students move from a substantive first draft to a polished final document, many of your colleagues rely on Terri LeClercq's GUIDE TO LEGAL WRITING STYLE - now available in a revised and enhanced Second Edition. This brief yet powerful paperback text gives your students the skills they need to advance ...

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Overview

Every legal writing instructor has a favorite text for teaching the basics of effective legal writing... so where do you turn to for guidance in helping students on the more subtle area of style? Right here. To help students move from a substantive first draft to a polished final document, many of your colleagues rely on Terri LeClercq's GUIDE TO LEGAL WRITING STYLE - now available in a revised and enhanced Second Edition. This brief yet powerful paperback text gives your students the skills they need to advance from acceptable to exceptional writing.

GUIDE TO LEGAL WRITING STYLE, Second Edition, zeroes in on the stylistic elements for polishing your document:

  • organization
  • sentence structure
  • word choice
  • punctuation
  • formatting

Crafted for use with any of the various legal writing coursebooks, this supplementary text offers:

  • a synopsis of the process of crafting a final legal document, including macro- and micro-organizational issues
  • plenty of ex
  • ercises to strengthen skills and provide opportunities for self-testing
  • grammar and punctuation reviews for self or group testing

Refined by classroom use, the Second Edition is strengthened by:

  • a more accessible interior design and a new, larger size
  • a new chapter on formatting
  • an updated chapter on Reviewing the Basics, with more exercises
  • new 'Try These' exercises throughout the book allow students to evaluate their understanding of the skills presented in the text
  • new Preface that acts as a guide to the book's content and specifies ways to use it in conjunction with other texts
  • a new, separate Appendix that contains all the answers to the exercises in the book, keyed to the chapters in which they are discussed
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735512252
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Organizing with Style

A. Organizing Your Research: Margin Outlines

B. Introduction: Thesis and Road Map

C. Using Headings as Signposts

D. Usefulness of Topic Sentences

E. Transition

Concluding Exercises

Chapter 2: Creating Sentences with Style

A. Long Sentences

B. Front-Loaded Sentences

C. Awkward Citation Placement

D. Treacherous Placement

E. Faulty Parallelism

F. If-Then Constructions

G. Passive Voice

H. Excessive/Intrusive Quotations

Concluding Exercises

Chapter 3: Choosing Words with Style

A. Jargon

B. Wordiness

C. Pronoun Antecedents

D. Noun Strings

E. Nominalizations

F. Treacherous Words

G. Gender-Based Language

Concluding Exercises

Chapter 4: Punctuating with Style

A. General Punctuation Rules

B. Additional Rules for Legal Writers

C. Punctuation as Road Signs

Concluding Exercises

Chapter 5: Formatting for a Visual Society

A. Student Memorandum

B. Client Letter

C. Judicial Opinion

D. Sexual Harassment Policy

E. Sample Paragraphs

Chapter 6: Review the Basics

A. Grammar, Punctuation, Word Choice Examination 1

B. Grammar, Punctuation, Word Choice Examination 2

Appendix

Answers to 'Try These,' Concluding Exercises, and Reviewing the Basics

Index

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