Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice.


Giving Feedback? Changing One Small Word Can Make All the Difference
Allison Wolf

Have you ever noticed how irritating it can be when someone points out our errors? At home we might hear: “You forgot to sweep the floor again.” At work you may be told: “You missed citing the leading authority on this issue.”Ugh.It’s never pleasant to be called out on our mistakes. And if the message triggers a stress response, the hormones released inhibit our ability to reflect and reason for a time. …

Research & Writing

Federal Legislation at a Glance
Susannah Tredwell

Today’s SLAW tip is short and sweet. If you’d like to see an overview of the current status of federal bills, the Parliament of Canada website has a handy table …

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