Alliteration, Restraint, and a Mind at Work

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (Fall 2018, Forthcoming)

5 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2018  

Patrick Barry

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: September 10, 2018

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 (September 10, 2018). Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (Fall 2018, Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247270

Patrick James Barry (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
734.763.2276 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: https://www.law.umich.edu/FacultyBio/Pages/FacultyBio.aspx?FacID=barrypj

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