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LSP 280W - Legal Writing

Credits: 2
Instructional Contact Hours: 2

Develops techniques for presentation of technical material in formal and informal written reports, letters, or other current forms of business communication in a legal context.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites/concurrently: ENG 111  or OAT 151 , and LSP 110W , LSP 115 , LSP 120 
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 30.0 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Produce legal compositions.
    1. Consider audience and purpose.
    2. Plan writing processes, using effective strategies and techniques.
    3. Include a clear articulation of the important ideas.
    4. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to move between generalization and detail.
    6. Write effective introductions and conclusions.
    7. Employ the appropriate writing conventions.
  2. Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
    1. Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from a piece of writing.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the meaning one makes of a text and the author's intended meaning.
    3. Interpret reading and writing tasks in such a way as to invest them with personal significance, thereby creating ways to make reading and writing vital activities in a lifetime of learning.
    4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
    5. Understand the relationship among language, knowledge, and power.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work with others.
    1. Reflect upon and assess one’s own work as well as the work of others.
    2. Show willingness to work with others, seeking help where necessary and offering help where it is sought.

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