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Adios, Strunk and White: A Handbook for the New Academic Essay
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 ...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Verve Press
(first published January 1st 1997)
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Mar 12, 2014 Darren Girard rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Bought this for a writing class but I now use it as my go-to resource guide on writing style/techniques. "Adios..." breaks all the traditional rules to push writers into producing fresh, intriguing material. Not your run of the mill style guide or English textbook. If you're a writer you'll love this book.
How many editions will this classic go through? One might make a fair amount of money betting on its continuing publication! William Strunk himself was born in 1869 and died in 1946. This is one of the Bibles of writing and goes on and on, year after year. It is still routinely assigned at my academic institution in 2011.
You know, I liked this book! It was from English 101 in the early days of college but the writing tips stuck with me. Now, when I edit papers for others, I point out new ways to write things and make suggestions based on the book. And I have an autographed copy because the authors taught at my school. :)
After a year in architecture at UC Berkeley, Gary Hoffman studied writing and literature at UCLA where he received his BA and MA. After finishing PhD course work at USC, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, he started a long career as a member of the Orange Coast College English department. His study of the Bauhaus approach to design at UC Berkeley influenced his methods for teaching wri ...moreMore about Gary Hoffman...