To write good sentences, you need to read good sentences.
Welcome to Good Sentences, a resource designed by the University of Michigan Law Library to help you find and eventually produce pieces of writing that are clear, compelling, and actually enjoyable to read.
Inside, grouped in various law-related categories, there are good sentences by novelists; there are good sentences by journalists; there are good sentences by poets and judges and Supreme Court advocates. There are also video excerpts from "Good with Words," a workshop series created at the Law School to improve the way students draft and edit everything from research memos to pre-trial motions to appellate briefs. Enjoy!
[Important note: Good Sentences does not endorse any of the opinions contained in the sentences in the collection. The only thing we endorse is the elegantly effective way these sentences were constructed.]