• Designing Success: Motivating and Measuring Successful 1L Student Engagement in an Optional, Proficiency-Based Program Teaching Grammar and Punctuation

    Author(s):
    Ryan Black, Jeremy Francis, Daphne O\'Regan
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    MSU Law Faculty Repository
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    Article
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    https://doi.org/10.17613/b3my-wq72
    Abstract:
    Students enter law school to acquire the specialized knowledge and skills necessary for legal practice.' Their likelihood of success in the legal academy is subject to many measures: LSAT, GPA, and undergraduate institution and major. However, for a variety of reasons, students often enter law school without necessary fundamental skills to thrive. One such skill is the ability to write using standard, correct grammar and punctuation. 2 Content apart, correct writing is a gatekeeper in the legal profession, critical for attorneyS 3 and their clients.4 Further, lack of knowledge of the rules governing standard or professional writing can serve as a proxy for other deficits in students' previous instruction.
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