June 01, 2011

On the Papers: A New Approach to Legal Writing

Much of what you have been taught about writing is wrong. A professor of rhetoric shares his insights.

George D. Gopen

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Our school systems have taught writing inefficiently and ineffectively throughout our history. Educators have not understood well how the communication process takes place. As a result, they have resigned themselves to treating the symptoms of bad writing as if those manifestations were instead the causes.

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