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Strategies for Success in Graduate Research: Helpful Writing Resources

Core Grammar for Lawyers: http://www.coregrammarforlawyers.com/ (contact Chantal for a password)

Paula Baron and Lillian Corbin, Legal Writing: Academic and Professional Communication (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Joan Bolker, Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Heidi Brown, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing (Wolters Kluwer, 2016)

David Evans, Paul Gruba, and Justin Zobel, How to Write a Better Thesis (Springer, 2014)

Terri LeClerq and Karin Mika, Legal Writing with Style: Comprehensive Guide for Improving Your Legal Writing (Captive Audience Publishing, 2015)

Joseph Levine, Writing and Presenting your Thesis or Dissertation (online) http://www.learnerassociates.net/dissthes/#1

Megan McAlpin, Beyond the First Draft: Editing Strategies for Powerful Legal Writing (Carolina Academic Press 2014)

Inger Mewburn, How to Tame Your PhD (2010 – available as an ebook from Amazon for approx $6).  Dr Mewburn created and manages The Australian Thesis Whisperer which is a blog with a lot of helpful advice: http://thesiswhisperer.com/  She also recommends two books: http://thesiswhisperer.com/2014/11/26/the-best-two-books-on-doing-a-thesis/

Caroline Morris and Cian Murphy, Getting a PhD in Law (Hart Publishing, 2011)

Helen Sword, Stylish Academic Writing

Laws Dissertation Guide, Introduction http://www.professays.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/law-dissertation-free-sample.pdf

Blog on writing a dissertation (general) http://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/home/

Grammar

Books

  • Deborah E. Bouchoux The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers is excellent.  It has sections on grammar and punctuation, as well as many other wonderful features, including a section devoted to help for ESL students.  Each section contains practice questions and links to helpful websites.
  • Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers The Bedford Handbook

Websites with explanations and exercises with feedback:

Websites with explanations and exercises but no immediate feedback: