Coverage that mirrors the research sources studied in first-year Legal Research courses, including both online and print sources A logical and intuitive organization • Research exercises presented at graduated levels of difficulty, from guided research to open research requiring more advanced research skills Online research exercises with progressively more complex questions to instruct students on the latest interface features of commonly-used databases Print assignments that can work in multiple jurisdictions, reducing the demand on single library sources Companion website: www.aspenlawschool.com/books/sloan_workbook
Hallmarks of Basic Legal Research Workbook:
Building on its strengths, the timely Fifth Edition includes:Flexible exercises that can be completed online or in print • Updated problem sets Inclusion of Student Learning Outcomes that support formative and summative student assessment Updated exercises that reflect the latest versions of Westlaw and Lexis Questions that introduce students to Bloomberg Law and the latest government websites (e.g., govinfo.gov)
Students can complete a citation exercise either in their ICW Workbook or in the newly updated and enhanced online Workstation, accessible via Lexis Advance. Doing the exercises online provides immediate feedback for both correct and incorrect answers. For incorrect answers, references to the citation rules needed to correct the answer allow students to become familiar with using their citation guide as a reference and further enhance the learning experience. Please contact your LexisNexis Publishing Representative to request copies of our new student and faculty user guides for the online Workstation.
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The Third Edition has been expanded to include the use of movies and other popular culture media in chapters dealing with literary references. There have also been substantial revisions to the chapter on policy.
Features:Comprehensive coverage of the technical aspects of rhetorical style: metaphor, literary allusion, and figures of speech.Emphasizes theory as well as practice, building on three basic strategies of persuasive legal writing:Logos: Logic and rational argument. o Pathos: Value-based argument. Ethos: Establishing credibility.Highlights interdisciplinary contributions to persuasive writing from diverse fields, including cognitive psychology, classical rhetoric, and morality theory.Presents effective strategies that extend beyond the trial or appellate brief to a broad range of documents and settings.Covers new developments in cognitive psychology, pathos, persuasion, and the role of metaphor in persuasive legal writing. Depth and scope appropriate for upper-level legal writing classes.
Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition offers:Substantial revisions to the chapter on policy.Expanded chapters on literary references now include other media, e.g., movies and other pop culture platforms.