from Writing to Win The Legal Writer The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies

From writing to win the legal writer the complete

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( from Writing to Win: The Legal Writer: The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies That Will Make Your Case And Win It by Steven D. Stark ) Short sentences are a supreme advantage when communicating with people from a non-English speaking background. If you want your English to be understood worldwide write short sentences. ( Global English for Global Business, page 38, by Rachel McAlpine) USE SHORT SENTENCES
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Banks/quasi-banks and their subsidiary or affiliate credit card companies shall also provide the following information to their cardholders: 1. A table of the applicable fees, penalties and interest rates on credit card transactions, including the period covered by and the manner of and reason for the imposition of such penalties, fees and interest; fees and applicable conversion reference rates for third currency transactions, in plain sight and language, on materials for marketing credit cards, such as brochures, flyers, primers and advertising materials, on credit card application forms, and on credit card billing statements: Provided, That these disclosures are in addition to the full disclosure of the fees, charges and interest rates in the terms and conditions of the credit card agreement found elsewhere on the application form and billing statement; and 2. A reminder to the card holder in the monthly billing statement, or its equivalent document, that payment of only the minimum amount due or any amount less than the total amount due for the billing cycle/period, would mean the imposition of interest and/or other charges; Provided, That such table of fees, penalties and interest rates and reminder shall be printed in plain language and in bold black letters against a light or white background, and using the minimum Arial 12 theme font and size, or its equivalent in readability, and on the first page, if the applicable document has more than one page. LONG SENTENCE: EXAMPLE BSP CIRCULAR NO. 702, PROTECTION OF CREDIT CARD HOLDERS PRACTICES ( 235 WORDS IN ONE SENTENCE )
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VI. The President of the Senate or the Chief Justice when presiding on the trial may rule on all questions of evidence including, but not limited to, questions of materiality, relevancy, competency or admissibility of evidence and incidental questions, which ruling shall stand as the judgment of the Senate, unless a Member of the Senate shall ask that a formal vote be taken thereon, in which case it shall be submitted to the Senate for decision after one contrary view is expressed; or the Presiding Officer may at his/her option, in the first instance, submit any such question to a vote of the Members of the Senate. LONG SENTENCE: EXAMPLE SENATE IMPEACHMENT RULES ( 106 WORDS IN ONE SENTENCE )
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Respondent who was driving a school bus full of children who were already late for classes that morning which rained very hard resulting in flooding in several areas all over the city suddenly swerved the vehicle to the left lane fronting the grandstand where a game was being played and crashed into a lamppost standing about three meters from the concrete fence fronting the cafeteria of the second building. LONG SENTENCE: EXAMPLE A NARRATIVE FROM A COMPLAINT
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