Adios, Strunk and White, 5th Edition: A Handbook for the New Academic Essay

Adios, Strunk and White, 5th Edition: A Handbook for the New Academic Essay

by Gary Hoffman
     
 

This is an innovative approach to writing for professional writers, college students and professors, K-12 teachers, and self-taught writers. The irreverent title is testimony to the lively writing style this book encourages. Adios challenges the tradtional grammar associated with Strunk & White's Elements of Style, the standby for teachers and writers for decades. The… See more details below

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This is an innovative approach to writing for professional writers, college students and professors, K-12 teachers, and self-taught writers. The irreverent title is testimony to the lively writing style this book encourages. Adios challenges the tradtional grammar associated with Strunk & White's Elements of Style, the standby for teachers and writers for decades. The authors of Adios demystify the complexities of style and form; then give original, sometimes startling, explanations to demonstrate their use. Examples are amazingly diverse ranging from masterpieces to the off-beat, from the humanities to the sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900937363415
Publisher:
Verve Press
Publication date:
08/08/2011
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
254

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
The Grammar School Correction
Learning to Write Before Learning to Read
Neither a Trade Book Nor a Text Book Be
A Disclaimer
1 STYLE
Style Before Organization
FLOW: Ways to Speed and Smooth
Freighting
Telescoping
Netting
PAUSE: Ways to Slow and Emphasize
Very Short Sentences
Melted-Together Words
Hieroglyphics
Super-literalism
FUSION: Ways to Spark and Compress
Recyclables
Line-ups
Break-ups
Mix Masters
Opt: Ways to Wield Point of View
Personalizing Lens
Humbling Lens
Distancing Lens
SCRUB: Ways to Purge Pretense
Facial Packs
Metal Mask
War Paint
2 FORM
Making Humpty Dumpty
TIME WARPING: Ways to Narrate
Splitting the Second
Flashback
Strip Tease
Raising the Dead
ENCIRCLING: Ways to Define
Talking Words
Blood Flow
Animation
LAYERING: Ways to Divide
Sliced Pie
Double Exposure
Thirteen Ways
BURSTING: Ways to Disarm
Devils Advice
Mocking with Mass Media
Trojan Horse
Sincerely Yours
3 CRITICAL THOUGHT & RESEARCH
Cracking Humpty Humpty
PEEL: Seeking Meaning
Inductive Analysis
Deductive Analysis
Claim Cast
FILTER: Expressing Meaning
Verb Connection
Metaphor Connection
Structural Connection
PRESS: Testing Meaning
Research
Fallacies
Eclipses
INDEX

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