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A Time of Transition: Logical Links to Move the Reader Forward

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing, Vol. 17, p. 3, Spring 2010

3 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2011  

Maureen B. Collins

The John Marshall Law School

Date Written: March 1, 2009

Abstract

Effective transitions are a challenge – linking the old with the new, working efficiently and effectively, all the while keeping the vision of the future firmly in mind. There is a tendency to rely on techniques that have sufficed in the past, some more successful than others. An effective transition guides the reader, serving as a connection between ideas. The transition may also help the reader to anticipate the ideas that are about to be presented, offering a “signpost” of sorts. Whatever the purpose, the transition provides the coherence, and perhaps even grace, that is otherwise absent in so much legal writing. Humbly, this articles offer you hope for a smooth transition.

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Collins, Maureen B., A Time of Transition: Logical Links to Move the Reader Forward (March 1, 2009). Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing, Vol. 17, p. 3, Spring 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1814530

Maureen B. Collins (Contact Author)

The John Marshall Law School ( email )

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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