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Main Title Thinking like a writer : a lawyer's guide to writing and editing /
Author Armstrong, Stephen V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Terrell, Timothy P.,
Publisher Practising Law Institute,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 53432954
ISBN 1402403186; 9781402403187
Subjects Legal composition ; Legal composition--Editing
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJCM  LANGUAGE/WRITING Law Library/Washington,DC 03/07/2008
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xiv, 415 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index. "K1-1688."
Contents Notes
pt. I. Foundations. From Colorado to Kansas: a writer's journey ; The principles of super-clarity -- pt. II. Creating organizational clarity. Applying principle 1: from logic to coherence ; Applying principle 2: the dangers of default organizations ; Applying principle 3: visible chunking -- pt. III. Writing for impact. Capturing your readers ; Writing effective introductions: making readers smart, attentive, and comfortable -- pt. IV. Creating "micro" clarity. Paragraphs: focus, flow, and emphasis ; Sentences: the wages of syntax ; Words, precision and brevity -- pt. V. The nuances of excellence. Style: grace, vitality, and character ; The art of persuasion ; Overcoming the Dr. Strangelove syndrome: editing yourself and others ; Letters, emails, memoranda, briefs, and judicial opinions -- pt. VI. Bringing it all together. Editing examples: applying the principles and techniques ; Summary: principles and techniques.