Law School Quiz
Prof. Robin A. Boyle
St. John’s University School of Law
Point Headings, Persuasive Writing, Adverse Cases, and Citations
Work independently, with a partner, or in small groups, using your assigned texts to answer the following questions:
|1) What is a point heading? |
|2) Where should point headings be located in the brief? |
|3) What is the purpose of point headings? |
|4) Do you move from general to specific headings or vice versa? |
|5) Suppose you had a major heading, two subheadings, and three lesser subheadings. Which one would you put in: |
|a) All capital letters, no underlining; |
|b) No capital letters, with underlining; |
|c) No capital letters, no underlining. |
|6) What should your point headings contain? |
|a) If you have only major headings, and no subheadings, what goes into the major heading? |
|b) If you have major and minor headings, what goes into each? |
|B. Skim manual chapter, Ten Tips for Writing a Persuasive Brief. Then, close the manual. How many brief writing tips can you provide below and on the back of this page? |
|1) When do you need to cite an adverse case? |
|2) Where do you place adverse cases in the argument section of your brief? |
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Book title: Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Education.
Contributors: Rita Dunn - Author, Shirley A. Griggs - Author.
Publisher: Bergin and Garvey.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 235.
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