Get to the Point

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Lawyers Can Learn This From Screenwriters

Get to the Point! | You should be able to articulate a persuasive logline for whatever matter you are working on.

Theda C. Snyder - September 15, 2020
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Words in Danger

Get to the Point! The rate of words taking on entirely different meanings is accelerating. Recently, we have seen one word in particular roar into misuse.

Theda C. Snyder - August 11, 2020
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Accent on the Wrong Syll-ah-buhl?

Get to the Point! Don’t you hate it when something comes out of your mouth that makes your listener hesitate or give you a funny look?

Theda C. Snyder - July 14, 2020
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The Prosody Pitfall

Get to the Point! You’ve finished the memorandum in support of your motion, and it’s beautiful, lyrical even. But wait, has prosody led you astray?

Theda C. Snyder - June 23, 2020
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Terms for Not Working and Not Earning Money

Get to the Point! A lot of people are involuntarily out of work now, and a lot of terms are being thrown around to describe their status. Sometimes the terminology can affect access to unemployment benefits.

Theda C. Snyder - May 21, 2020
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Parallel Persuasion

Get to the Point! Parallelism, says Teddy Snyder, makes your writing more readable and memorable.

Theda C. Snyder - May 5, 2020
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Solve This Emoji: ⚖️ ✍️ ?

Are you a James Corden fan? One of the games he plays on "The Late Late Show" is Emoji Headlines.

Theda C. Snyder - April 1, 2020
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Attorney or Lawyer — Which Am I?

Usually, we use the terms “attorney” and “lawyer” interchangeably, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But is there really a difference between the words?

Theda C. Snyder - March 2, 2020
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With, Not Who, for Things; Who, Not That, for People

The general grammar rule is to use “who” to refer to people and “which” to refer back to inanimate objects. The possessive form of “who” is “whose” but there is no possessive form for “which.” The result is that writers must choose between a ...

Theda C. Snyder - February 12, 2020
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Your Livelihood Depends on Persuasive Writing

For more persuasive writing, make sure every word counts and sentence construction is terse. Here are some suggestions.

Theda C. Snyder - January 14, 2020
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