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Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer, Third Edition

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Pages: 360

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:2/11/2009 - Aspen Publishers

By: Anne Enquist, Laurel Currie Oates

The new edition of "Just Writing" concentrates on the fundamentals of writing, including grammar, punctuation, and style. Concise and student-friendly, this updated paperback helps both the novice and experienced. The authors designed their book to be efficient and effective: tailored specifically for the legal writer, this complete handbook covers the full range of principles of good legal writing, including style, grammar, punctuation, and other mechanics of writing. Short length and focused content make "Just Writing" an appropriate supplemental text for any legal writing course. It presents tips and techniques for every step of the writing process, including planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. Adapted from "The Legal Writing Handbook", this is the highly praised text from Oates, Enquist, and Kunsch. Clear explanations and excellent examples help students grasp concepts quickly and easily. An excellent chapter on Legal Writing for English-as-a-Second-Language Writers addresses the special needs of these students and a glossary of usage gives helpful hints on word choice. "Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer, Second Edition", now offers: practice exercises, included on a separate CD with the book, help students build specific skills as they are discussed. The same structure and coverage that was so popular in the first edition has been polished and refined in light of class experience.  


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