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Masters of Studies in Law: Research Guide for Capstone Papers (also helpful for Upper Division Writing Requirement)

Grammar for Lawyers Resources

General Grammar Resources

Grammar Check on Microsoft Word

1.  To fix settings, go to File>Options>Proofing>Writing Style>Settings

2. Open a document, then click on Review>Spelling and Grammar.  

Common Mistakes

  • Overuse, wrong use of semicolons: See Grammarly blog.
  • Noun and verb agreement: Subject- Verb Agreement - Perdue Owl
  • Complete sentences – no fragments: Fragments and Run-ons - The Writing Center, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Paragraphs – not > 15 lines.  Definitely not 3 pages!
  • Double check spellcheck – sometimes spellcheck will replace with the wrong thing