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, Glynis Hoffman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0937363413

ISBN-13: 9780937363416

Pub. Date: 08/08/2011

Publisher: Verve Press

Adios, traditional grammar! Learn style for business, academic, scientific, and creative writing through concepts that appeal to our rhythmic, spatial, and playful sensibilities. Adios, traditional organization! Expand writing beyond the five-paragraph, academic word-box. Adios, neutered “objectivity”! Develop a distinct voice required by major university

Overview

Adios, traditional grammar! Learn style for business, academic, scientific, and creative writing through concepts that appeal to our rhythmic, spatial, and playful sensibilities. Adios, traditional organization! Expand writing beyond the five-paragraph, academic word-box. Adios, neutered “objectivity”! Develop a distinct voice required by major university application forms and journal editors. Adios, arid thought! Merge style with critical thinking, logic, and research. Adios, textbook committee-voice! Everything is explained with verve. The Hoffman’s practice what they preach.

Gary Hoffman studied architecture at University of California Berkeley before studying English and art at the University of California Los Angeles where he received his Master of Arts, then completed post-graduate work and taught English at the University of Southern California. He has taught writing and literature for over twenty-seven years, as well as studio art for eight of those years, at Orange Coast College. He has also been a freelance landscape designer for over twenty-five years. Glynis Hoffman received her Masters of Arts in English at California State University at Fullerton. Before teaching at Orange Coast College, she was a writing consultant and business correspondent. She has taught writing and literature in the California State University system, at several community colleges, and at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Gary and Glynis enjoy cooking, viewing international cinema, visiting architectural sights, gardening, and reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937363416
Publisher:
Verve Press
Publication date:
08/08/2011
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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