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Guide to Legal Writing Style, Second Edition
     

Guide to Legal Writing Style, Second Edition

by Terri Leclercq
 

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

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

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735512252
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    03/28/2000
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    140
    Product dimensions:
    6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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