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References for Writing Well

 

Click on the drop-down menu to find external resources organized by area of interest: Revising/Editing, Scholarly Papers, ESL Resources.

 

If you are working on an assignment for a course in which a textbook is used, look for sample documents in your textbook to use as templates. Writing guides often include appendices presenting model documents.

 

If you are working on a research-based assignment, consult a reference librarian or take a look at the extensive collection of research guides available online.

 

Quick Guides

Finding & Researching Your Paper Topic: Start Here

Ten Tips for Transitioning to Legal Writing

Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing

From Memo to Appellate Brief

E-Mail Like a Lawyer

 

Oregon State Bar Bulletin - The Legal Writer Column

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Other Writing Center Websites

Excellent webpages maintained by other law schools:

 

Georgetown Law