Legal writing, Short sentences, Sentence length
Sturm College of Law
Assist your reader by providing white space for breaks. Consider the readers' response when confronted with a solid page of print. The same page will be less formidable when broken into three or four paragraphs. Logical break points can always be found, even if the whole page deals with just one idea or subject. Offer your readers "footholds. . .[t]o clamber over the trying cliff-face of prose." Facilitate communication by using shorter sentences and paragraphs.
K.K. DuVivier, White Space, 21 COLO. LAW. 441 (Mar. 1992).
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