Alliteration, Restraint, and a Mind at Work

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing Vol. 26, No. 2 (2018): 73-75

3 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2018 Last revised: 30 Jan 2019

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Patrick Barry

University of Michigan Law School

Abstract

This essay suggests that alliteration, although often overdone, can be an effective focal point when trying to get students to understand two important writerly principles: (1) you are judged by the choices you make; and (2) “restraint” goes a long way.

Keywords: persuasion, advocacy, judgment, writing, editing, rhetoric

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Barry, Patrick James, Alliteration, Restraint, and a Mind at Work. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing Vol. 26, No. 2 (2018): 73-75. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247270

Patrick James Barry (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
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