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Louis Hoffman

PHD, Professor

  • University of Denver

  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

  • Saybrook University

  • International Institute for Existential-Humanistic Psychology

  • Existential Humanistic Institute

Writing Videos

I developed a number of writing videos to aid in providing feedback to students and helping students succeed in courses that I teach. A list of these videos with links is provided here.

Writing Resources

Scholarly or academic writing is an important skill for graduate students and scholars. As a graduate school professor, it is evident that many students who are good critical thinkers and good writers still struggle in scholarly writing.

Often the struggle is simply adjusting to writing a doctorate level. Below are a number of resources that I recommend regularly to students and scholars who are trying to master academic writing.

Tip for my students: I keep this page open when grading papers so I can quickly cut and paste the links from this page into students papers. If you are familiar with these sources, you may be able to save both of us quite a bit of time!

  • Grammar Girl

    • Grammar Girl is a great resource for grammar questions. Below is my most common Grammar Girl referral:

APA Style

​This is the American Psychological Association’s site for APA style. While obviously they would like everyone to buy the APA Style Manual, they do have many nice resources here as well. Below are some of my most common referrals to

Writing with Pen

Additional Resources

Critical Thinking Videos

Critical Thinking in Scholarly Writing (Video) by Louis Hoffman
This video was originally created for a class I designed; however, it covers many important basics of scholarly writing and critical thinking, including information on how to reference in APA style. If taking a class with me I highly recommend you view this video. It gives you some tips on my approach to grading papers as well.

Critical Thinking in Online Classroom Participation (Video) by Louis Hoffman
Discussion in online classrooms is increasingly a common component of college and graduate school education. This is a form of scholarly writing/communication; however, it is different than writing an essay or scholarly paper. Although there is great variability in what professors expect in online classroom discussion, this video provides an overview of some important aspects of online classroom discussion. If taking a course with me it will be particularly relevant.

Resources By
Dr. Louis Hoffman

Below you'll find a variety of articles written by Dr. Louis Hoffman.

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