Writing to Win

The Legal Writer


Author: Steven D. Stark

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307888746

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 7128

From a master teacher, a results-oriented approach to powerful legal writing that communicates, that persuades--and that wins. Of all the professions, the law has the most deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing. Legal education, which focuses on judicial opinions, not instruments of persuasion, is partly to blame. Yet forceful writing is one of the most potent weapons of legal advocacy. In Writing to Win, Steve Stark, a former teacher of writing at Harvard Law, who has taught thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, has written the only book on the market that applies the universal principles of vigorous prose to the job of making a case--and winning it. Writing to Win focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life writing--as well as models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the problems lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; teaches ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their practice, from memos and letters to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference. No other legal writing book on the market is as practical, as focused on results, as well written as Writing to Win. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Persuasive Business Proposals

Writing to Win More Customers, Clients, and Contracts


Author: Tom Sant

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 081441785X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 8037

A guide to effective business proposal writing that explains how to draft business plans and proposals that are customized for every potential client; identifies common mistakes business writers often make; and discusses the best way to organize content, editing, and more.

IT Project Proposals

Writing to Win


Author: Paul Coombs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521612579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 1187

A guide to creating high quality, persuasive proposals promoting software products or services.

Law School Exams

Preparing and Writing to Win


Author: Charles R. Calleros

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454834277

Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 7390

Recognizing that law students operate under severe time constraints, Professor Calleros employs a reassuring, accessible style that makes points quickly and clearly. Starting with creative examples and illustrations from familiar, nonlegal contexts, the author introduces students to new concepts by analogy and then advances to more complex legal examples. Exercises and practice exams, with a focus on essay questions and model answers, help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, plan strategies, and organize their efforts. Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win offers techniques for maximizing scores on several types of essay questions, as well as on multiple-choice and other questions. Exam anxiety is tackled by a helpful, positive perspective: the right amount of stress can serve as a motivator. Students get help in reducing anxiety to a productive level by learning how to place exams into proper perspective. Stress-management techniques are introduced, including, stretching, meditation, and listening to motivational music. The Second Edition introduces new sample flow charts into the presentation, and additional examples, questions, and sample answers appear throughout the text. Hallmark features of Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win: --accessible, reassuring style o points are clear and concise for students under severe time constraints --creative examples and illustrations from familiar, nonlegal contexts o introduces students to new concepts by analogy o then advances to more complex legal examples --exercises and practice exams organize student's effort o identify strengths and weaknesses o focus on essay questions and model answers o help plan strategies --addresses techniques for maximizing scores o several types of essay questions o multiple-choice and other objective questions --tackles exam anxiety o helps students understand that a small degree of anxiety can motivate o shows how to reduce anxiety to a productive level --place exams into proper perspective --prepare thoroughly --adopt stress-management techniques: stretching, meditation, motivational music

Writing to Win Federal Grants

A Must-Have for Your Fundraising Toolbox


Author: Cheryl L. Kester,Karen L. Cassidy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938077616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 6353

"This step-by-step guide is useful to both the novice and the seasoned writer. It's helpful hints, checklists, and progressive descriptions bring clarity and logic to a process that challenges even the best professionals."--Cover page [4].

Proposal Writing to Win Federal Government and National Laboratory Contracts - Revised First Edition


Author: Joseph Robert Jablonski

Publisher: Technical Management Consortium

ISBN: 9781878821126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 7456

Jablonski introduces readers to a realistic, achievable process for writing winning, competitive proposals to secure contracts with any agency of the federal government and national laboratories.

Writing to Win


Author: Mel Lewis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Limited

ISBN: 9780070849426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 7355

How to Win Grants

101 Winning Strategies


Author: Alan Silver

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621531422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 892

Concisely written and easy to follow, How to Win Grants demonstrates a three-stage grant development model distilled into 101 actionable strategies, arranged in order of execution and supplemented by helpful checklists. In stage one, “Prepare,” grantseekers begin by assessing their personal and agency fundability, improving their positioning for grants, learning shortcuts to planning successful grant projects, and finding out how to locate the most likely sources of grant funding. In stage two, “Persuade,” grantseekers learn how to convince private and public grantmakers that their project deserves funding by adapting their project plan to the specific needs of each funder. In stage three, “Perform,” readers learn the most important ways to continue attracting grant funding for the long term. This indispensable guide also dispels widespread myths about grantseeking, identifies unproductive behaviors to avoid, and teaches readers how to engage the funder’s interest and make the most compelling case for their project. With all this and more, How to Win Grants is every individual and organization’s ticket to a winning grantseeking campaign!

How To Win At College

Simple Rules For Success From Star Students


Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767917871

Category: Study Aids

Page: 193

View: 5344

Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please

The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law


Author: Joseph Kimble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611631913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

View: 6478

This book seeks to change public and legal writing—by making the ultimate case for plain language. The book gathers a large body of evidence for two related truths: using plain language can save businesses and government agencies a ton of money, and plain language serves and satisfies readers in every possible way. The book also debunks the ten biggest myths about plain writing. And it looks back on 40 highlights in plain-language history. Professor Joseph Kimble is a leading international expert on this subject. Here is the book that sums up his important work. His message is vital to every government writer, business writer, and attorney.

Engage to Win

A Blueprint for Success in the Engagement Economy


Author: Steve Lucas

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 162634499X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 8919

Engagement is the key to success for today’s businesses. The world we live in is radically different today from what it was even just five years ago. It is hyperdigital and becoming more so every day. Ironically, we use connected to describe this new world, yet we are asked to interact increasingly through apps and browsers instead of via face-to-face contact with customers and clients. Even with all the incredible advances, it’s worth pondering whether organizations actually feel more connected to the people and the companies they do business with. In Engage to Win, author Steve Lucas introduces a new model for marketing to address this new hyper-digital world—one founded on engagement. He introduces the idea that embracing and driving engagement throughout organizations and using it with customers, prospects, employees, and partners is what will set companies apart. This digital era demands that marketers understand the science of marketing in order to scale and succeed. But if we embrace mathematics alone, while abandoning feeling, meaning, and authenticity, we will fail to deliver on the desires of our clients: to feel listened to and understood. ​So how do we win the heart and mind of the buyer in this new world? Develop a real strategy around engagement by practicing these simple steps: listen, learn, and engage. Listening creates insights, insights drive engagement, and engagement drives revenue. Truly engaging with customers will allow businesses to see, in real-time, when customers' wants and needs are changing, so businesses will be able to adapt, survive, and ultimately thrive!

Grant Writing

Strategies for Developing Winning Government Proposals


Author: Patrick W. Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967327938

Category: Education

Page: 327

View: 9067

Miller walks funding seekers through the major phases of grant development.

Writing for Hire


Author: Catherine L. Fisk

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674973208

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 3444

Professional writers may earn a tidy living for their work, but they seldom own their writing. Catherine Fisk traces the history of labor relations that defined authorship in film, TV, and advertising in the mid-twentieth century, showing why strikingly different norms of attribution emerged in these overlapping industries.

Bestseller Metrics

How to Win the Novel Writing Game


Author: Elaine Ash

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546524885

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 206

View: 7807

What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it's not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose-it's structure! After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to teach it. Structure is what many aspiring authors need to know the most. You'll learn how great novels are structured through characters: The Hunger Games, The Big Sleep, The Lincoln Lawyer, and many more. New concepts such as character counting and character categorization are introduced, followed by structural elements that underlie virtually all popular entertainment. You'll learn the importance of mindset for fresh, inspired writing and techniques for seeing your work with new eyes. Test work sheets help evaluate any novel, including unpublished manuscripts needing just a little more polish to get picked up by an agent or publisher. Get started today. "It's 'Moneyball' for novelists." -Dan Kelly, editing client & 18-yr Warner Bros. veteran "This is one of the most enlightening books on writing I've read, and I've read a lot of them." -Rochelle Staab, President, Sisters in Crime Los Angeles; Murder in Mind mysteries "Bestseller Metrics codifies insights that I have been groping toward in the dark for years." -Albert Tucher, Principal Librarian, Newark Public Library Discover secrets of:Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding, The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler, Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett, Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice, A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin, Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling, A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole, The Shining - Stephen King, Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger, The Lincoln Lawyer -Michael Connelly, Monster Hunter International -Larry Correia, The Other Side of Midnight - Sydney Sheldon, Kill Shot - Vince Flynn

How to Win an Argument

An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400883350

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 8098

All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct—and often floundering or failing as a result—we’d win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome’s greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and entertaining practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing—including strategies that are just as effective in today’s offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum. How to Win an Argument addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of a speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Cicero’s words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts. Astonishingly relevant, this unique anthology of Cicero’s rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people—in other words, all of us.

What It Takes

The Way to the White House


Author: Richard Ben Cramer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453219641

Category: Political Science

Page: 1060

View: 4094

Before Game Change there was What It Takes, a ride along the 1988 campaign trail and “possibly the best [book] ever written about an American election” (NPR). Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes is “a perfect-pitch rendering of the emotions, the intensity, the anguish, and the emptiness of what may have been the last normal two-party campaign in American history” (Time). An up-close, in-depth look at six candidates—George H. W. “Poppy” Bush, Bob Dole, Joe Biden, Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, and Gary Hart—this account of the 1988 US presidential campaign explores a unique moment in history, with details on everything from Bush at the Astrodome to Hart’s Donna Rice scandal. Cramer also addresses the question we find ourselves pondering every four years: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that allows them to throw their hat in the ring as a candidate for leadership of the free world? Exhaustively researched from thousands of hours of interviews, What It Takes creates powerful portraits of these Republican and Democratic contenders, and the consultants, donors, journalists, handlers, and hangers-on who surround them, as they meet, greet, and strategize their way through primary season chasing the nomination, resulting in “a hipped-up amalgam of Teddy White, Tom Wolfe, and Norman Mailer” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). With timeless insight that helps us understand the current state of the nation, this “ultimate insider’s book on presidential politics” explores what helps these people survive, what makes them prosper, what drives them, and ultimately, what drives our government—human beings, in all their flawed glory (San Francisco Chronicle).