Add Punch to Your Writing
Bench & Bar, p. 80, May 2008
3 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2008 Last revised: 5 Jul 2008
This article offers tips for adding punch to legal writing. Among the suggestions are to prefer strong verbs, avoid nominalizations, be direct, and vary sentence beginnings and lengths. Examples illustrate how to use the tips.
Keywords: legal writing, punch, strong verbs, nominalizations, concrete, specific, direct, strings of prepositional phrases, long sentences, vary sentence beginnings
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