9780735599987

Guide to Legal Writing Style

  • ISBN 13:

    9780735599987

  • ISBN 10:

    073559998X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/11/2011
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers

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Summary

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.

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