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.