Each year the Rhode Island Supreme Court presides over the final round of our Esther Clark Moot Court Competition giving the finalists a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This assessment will help you evaluate your grammar skills. You can print a copy of this assessment to try. It has 33 questions, so should take you only about 15-30 minutes to complete. Contact the Writing Specialist for an answer key.
Read the excerpt from a legal memorandum (statement of facts and part of the discussion section) and note where the text is underlined. Decide whether each underlined part is correct or incorrect in FORMAL writing. If the underlined part is correct, mark it with a “C.” If the underlined part is incorrect, mark it with an “I.” When a blank space is underlined, decide whether proper punctuation has been omitted. Incorrect underlined parts may include errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, word placement, usage, word choice, or omission. All case citations have been removed from the memo. Please do not respond to the parts of the text that are not underlined.