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Unformatted text preview: • Avoid jargon at all costs! Explain things in simple, clear language. Don't use specialized legal or technical words, or if you must, define them for the reader. Avoid acronyms unless all readers will know them. • Test your article out on your roommate or friends. If they don't understand what you're talking about, the general reader won't either. Rewrite anything that's not 100% clear. • The best reporters steal. Read some other good writing about court decisions (from The New York Times , The Associated Press , The Wall Street Journal , The Washington Post , etc.) and copy their style....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course CSR 309 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.
- Fall '08