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0L Writing Books

Postby clint4law » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:02 pm

I graduated undergrad in 2002 and have not done any type of academic writing in the past 8 years or so. As a 0L, I'm looking for some books that'll help improve/refresh my writing skills. Any suggestions?

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:59 pm

clint4law wrote:I graduated undergrad in 2002 and have not done any type of academic writing in the past 8 years or so. As a 0L, I'm looking for some books that'll help improve/refresh my writing skills. Any suggestions?

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby RPK34 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:01 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
clint4law wrote:I graduated undergrad in 2002 and have not done any type of academic writing in the past 8 years or so. As a 0L, I'm looking for some books that'll help improve/refresh my writing skills. Any suggestions?

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This is clearly a little different, since your ability to write is very important in law school, and he hasn't done academic writing in almost a decade.

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:40 pm

RPK34 wrote:This is clearly a little different, since your ability to write is very important in law school, and he hasn't done academic writing in almost a decade.

I hadn't studied torts or contracts in well over a decade before coming to law school. Getting ahead in Torts, Civ Pro, LRW, whatever. OP's still attempting to get ahead. It's futile.

Edit: Quotefail.

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby clint4law » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:37 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
RPK34 wrote:This is clearly a little different, since your ability to write is very important in law school, and he hasn't done academic writing in almost a decade.

I hadn't studied torts or contracts in well over a decade before coming to law school. Getting ahead in Torts, Civ Pro, LRW, whatever. OP's still attempting to get ahead. It's futile.

Edit: Quotefail.


not trying to get ahead.....just need to touch up on my writing skills.....I'm going on 4 vacations from now until August....all of which will include lots of alcoholic beverages.

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:51 pm

clint4law wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
RPK34 wrote:This is clearly a little different, since your ability to write is very important in law school, and he hasn't done academic writing in almost a decade.

I hadn't studied torts or contracts in well over a decade before coming to law school. Getting ahead in Torts, Civ Pro, LRW, whatever. OP's still attempting to get ahead. It's futile.

Edit: Quotefail.


not trying to get ahead.....just need to touch up on my writing skills.....I'm going on 4 vacations from now until August....all of which will include lots of alcoholic beverages.

I know you're apprehensive, but legal writing is nothing like academic writing. Further, most writing departments have a specific style they teach. Variation from the extremely formulaic style can easily negatively affect your grade.

As a general rule: If you got into law school, you're competent enough for them to teach you how to write their way. Enjoy those vacations. Seriously.

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby clint4law » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:16 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
clint4law wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
RPK34 wrote:This is clearly a little different, since your ability to write is very important in law school, and he hasn't done academic writing in almost a decade.

I hadn't studied torts or contracts in well over a decade before coming to law school. Getting ahead in Torts, Civ Pro, LRW, whatever. OP's still attempting to get ahead. It's futile.

Edit: Quotefail.


not trying to get ahead.....just need to touch up on my writing skills.....I'm going on 4 vacations from now until August....all of which will include lots of alcoholic beverages.

I know you're apprehensive, but legal writing is nothing like academic writing. Further, most writing departments have a specific style they teach. Variation from the extremely formulaic style can easily negatively affect your grade.

As a general rule: If you got into law school, you're competent enough for them to teach you how to write their way. Enjoy those vacations. Seriously.


will do.....thanks

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby Johannes de Silentio » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:17 pm

The Elements of Style

William Strunk Jr.

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Re: 0L Writing Books

Postby clint4law » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:10 pm

Johannes de Silentio wrote:The Elements of Style

William Strunk Jr.


thanks



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