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Unformatted text preview: come. 3. How should a thesis paragraph be arranged? 1. State clearly the clients 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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