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Unit 3 Homework Barbara Williams Legal Research and Writing II Professor Hicks Due Date: February 20, 2010 1.   Why should a writer use the Overview of a Legal Research and Writing Project form  set forth in section 13-3?  The reason for the use of the overview would be to provide a concise uniformed  approach that allows the reader to follow a standard type no matter who writes the  document. 2.  Discuss the purpose and importance of a thesis paragraph. 
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The purpose and importance of a thesis statement is that it provides the writer the first  opportunity to set the tone of the document and also educate the reader on what is to 
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Unformatted text preview: come. 3. How should a thesis paragraph be arranged? 1. State clearly the client’s problem 2. State the legal issue 3. Explain briefly the legal rules that govern the issue at hand 4. State the legal conclusion 4. What is the role of the topic sentence? The topic sentence is used to state to introduce issues, or sub-issues and connect them back to the thesis. 5. Why should you use active voice whenever possible? Active voice is used to shorten sentences, and keeps things simple. Reference: Joanne Banker Hames & Yvonne Ekern (2006). Legal Research and Writing: An integrated Approach (2nd Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc....
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