Category «Writing Skills»

Student Research Resources on the Internet 2016

Marcus Zillman’s comprehensive, actionable guide provides links to hundreds of resources that assist students of all ages to leverage free and low cost resources to facilitate more efficient, effective learning – either as an individual, as part of a team, in a classroom, or as a member of a project oriented group. Whether you are seeking best practices for individual or team study – including guides, apps, wikis, tutorials, links to free courses and academic topical and subject guides, or how to locate e-text books and how to correctly create bibliographies and citations, this guide has all this information and so much more. If you are a student, an educator, a librarian or a researcher, these resources, many of which are from colleges, universities, libraries and schools, will expand your horizons and support your effort to be a creative, innovative, successful learner.

Subjects: Evaluation of Internet Resources, Information Management, Internet Resources - Web Links, KM, Mobile Technology, Product Reviews, Reference Services, Search Engines, Social Media, Technology Trends, Wiki, Writing Skills

Fiction is harder than fact, but the Web helps

Nicholas Pengelley’s wide ranging global career spans law librarian, lawyer, law professor and analyst for a major international NGO. Now as the author of a new political thriller he explains why writing fiction is much harder to write than fact, based on comparison to work accomplished to publish academic articles in his fields of expertise, and opinion pieces on political issues. He attributes the success of aspects of this project to effective and expansive Web research for sources and information to facilitate fact checking and information gathering, as well as to the use of a manuscript editing software, AutoCrit.

Subjects: Features, Internet Resources, Writing Skills

Art of Written Persuasion: Part IV – What Makes a Good Problem-Solving Model?

Following up on his commentary about how problem-solving models can help lawyers (and law students) to solve legal problems systematically and to communicate legal solutions persuasively in writing, Troy Simpson discusses what makes a good problem-solving model.

Subjects: Columns, Courts & Technology, Legal Profession, Writing Skills

Leadership & The Role of Information: Making The Creatively Informed Questioner

Stuart Basefsky supports the concept that the quintessential leader is an informed leader. However, effectively communicating and leveraging the power of information, in leadership roles, is subject to a range of interpretations that he discusses in this forward thinking series.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, Information Management, Presentation Skills, Writing Skills

[email protected] – Do you speak American cyberspeak?

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Subjects: Blogs, Grammar, [email protected], Writing Skills

Wisdom From the Grammar Goddess: Is None Singular or Plural?

Diane Sandford is the Director of Library Services for the Washington, DC office of Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson . She has many years of experience in editing and as a grammar expert within the firm.

Subjects: Wisdom from the Grammar Goddess, Writing Skills

Extras – Outsourcing Legal Research And Writing Through The Internet: An E-Commerce Success Story

Robert M. Unterberger, a lawyer and law professor, is founder and president of Philadelphia-area based Legal Writing Success. His company has been featured in Lawyers Weekly and New York Law Journal. His “Write to Win” column appears regularly in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and elsewhere.

Subjects: E-Commerce, Extras, Outsourcing, Writing Skills

What Makes Web Site Writing Effective?

Jerry Lawson is a lawyer and author of The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers (ABA LPMS 1999). Mr. Lawson operates the Internet Tools for Lawyers Web site.

Subjects: Internet Roundtable, Web Management, Writing Skills

Guide on the Side – Getting Proposals Accepted Within Your Organization

Guide on the Side Getting Proposals Accepted Within Your Organization By Marie Wallace

Marie Wallace has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a librarian, beginning in 1951 in academia with the University of California and transitioning in 1971 into the private law library world until her 1995 retirement from O’Melveny & Myers. She is the 1997 recipient of the American Association of Law Libraries’ highest honor, the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. Throughout her professional life, Marie has been a guiding force in the Southern California Association of Law Libraries, Practising Law Institute’s programs for law librarians and Teaching Legal Research in Private Law Libraries (TRIPLL).

Subjects: Guide on the Side, Writing Skills