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Structuring the Discussion (Part 2)

Structuring the Discussion (Part 2)

The purpose of thesis paragraphs and what a good thesis paragraph looks like, general guidelines on quoting cases and statutes, and how the central elements of IRAC and CRAC can be useful in structuring your discussion.


Last time, we covered how to organize and present your discussion section in a client-friendly, efficient way. Here, we’ll continue that theme. Your discussion section is not only one of the most challenging parts of your document to organize, it’s also the section that, if poorly drafted, is most likely to cause a client’s eyes to glaze over. For instance, the facts and the issues are usually brief, and they’re generally clear enough for a layperson to understand. Also, the conclusion is...