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6 Myths of Legal Research Writing Especially for Beginners

  1. You should have everything figured out before writing Generally, you need to have some ideas relating to the subject matter at hand before you start to write. However, these ideas need not be final. A most vital part of the writing process entails discovery and exploration. Hence, you are totally free to explore your initial idea and alter it as you wish.
  2. Perfect first drafts We put an unreasonable expectation on our first draft. When you start writing, there are many inevitable problems that affect your draft. Nobody has ever written a perfect first draft. Perfection needs polishing which requires time and effort.
    You need to use Long, complex sentences to sound like an expert The paramount feature of your article is that it should be clearly understood by the reader. Complex words and lengthy sentences will for sure deviate their concentration and if they have to pause frequently to decipher the words, they will probably stop reading.
  3. Writing is a linear process You’ll find a number of top to bottom writing processes suggested by the writers and professional on the internet. However, the truth is that writing involves hopping between the sections and the steps to reach the final version. Writing is not symptomatic of disorder. If you find yourself modifying the process than no worry, you’re not alone.
    You need a black and white answer or explanation The primary motive of academic writing is to explore ideas. Often, the answers to a question do not come packed in a box. if your article did not render an easy yes or no, it not at all means that you failed in the process. Take a deep breath and write your article as it is.
  4. You should never use the passive toneThis is the thing which you will find in almost every writing tip article. Though it is true to some extent, we should never consider this advice as superlative. The passive voice is primarily discouraged as it is often employed by the author to beat around the bush and add irrelevant words to increase the word count.
-Siddhant Dubey