Keeping Sentences Short and Direct

Keeping Sentences Short and Direct

The problems long sentences create for both the reader and the writer, guidelines for sentence length, and why variety is just as important to consider as length.


Welcome to Keeping Sentences Short and Direct! Throughout this video, we’ll be showing you examples on screen, which won’t be narrated. When you see these, please pause the video for as long as you need to read and understand them.

I. Syntax and Its Role in Clear, Concise, and Engaging Writing

Clear. Concise. Engaging. At the very beginning of this course, we presented these as the three essential qualities of the best legal writing. They’re so important because communication is at the heart...