Persuasive Writing Techniques

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rbgrocio
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Persuasive Writing Techniques

Postby rbgrocio » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:09 pm

What are some good persuasive writing techniques?

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Re: Persuasive Writing Techniques

Postby Snooker » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:16 pm

Garner has 2 good books on this topic:

The Winning Brief (100 tips for writing a good brief)

Persuading Judges, by Justice Scalia & Garner.

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In general you do not need persuasive writing abilities to do well on law school exams. Probably a 7th grade reading/writing ability would be sufficient to score top 10% at any school. For real world legal work, it seems very important.

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Re: Persuasive Writing Techniques

Postby orangeswarm » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:45 pm

Write like you would answer a math question............by showing every step of your work. That easy. :D
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Re: Persuasive Writing Techniques

Postby lawman335 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:19 am

U should write in a way that it should organize your thoughts and the message what u want to convey......

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Re: Persuasive Writing Techniques

Postby nealric » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:35 pm

U should write in a way that it should organize your thoughts and the message what u want to convey......


You should also avoid substituting "U" for "You" (and other instances of txt speek). 8)


Keep in mind that what counts as persuasive writing in the editorial sense is different from the legal sense. Empty rhetoric doesn't play nearly as well with judges as it does for the general public.

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Re: Persuasive Writing Techniques

Postby JPeavy44 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:52 pm

orangeswarm wrote:Write like you would answer a math question............by showing every step of your work. That easy. :D


That's a really good way of putting it.




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