Bob Somerby of the The Daily Howler lets slip the secret to getting things right:
Sometimes, readers ask us how we manage to get these matters so right. Folks, our secret is known as “reading.” You hold the key document up to your face. Then you say all the words to yourself.
I tell my students that it often pays to read difficult documents — and the Constitution! — out loud. But judging from their reactions, I think it’s pretty safe to say it will never catch on.