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They Say/I Say: A Brief Guide to Argumentative Writing

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The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, They Say / I Sayhas essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ('they say') to set up one"s own argument ('I say'). The book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing.

The Second Edition includes a new chapter on reading that shows students how to read for the larger conversation, and three new chapters on the moves that matter in literature, the social sciences, and the sciences.

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Identifying the moves that matter in academic writing in ways that students can readily understand and apply.

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In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing. Now available in two versions, with and without an anthology of 32 readings.

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shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which involves summarizing what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing.

About the Author

Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 president of the Modern Language Association of America, has had a major impact on teachers through such books as Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.Cathy Birkenstein is a lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published essays on writing in College English, and, with Gerald Graff in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe, and College Composition and Communication.

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wizzoh, September 6, 2006 (view all comments by wizzoh)
They Say / I Say by Gerald Graff is to me, a stellar book. I've not heard a single critique of it yet among those I know who have read it.
The points are strong and well put, the excercises and templates encourage you to create your own ideas, opinions and methods. You might think that using a template system would limit your artistic gain, but it does the opposite, seeing one template is like seeing just the meanings of those words, ready to be replaced by different words and rearanges, each template can, once read, be looked at in many ways and shaped by you. The templates stick with you and provide knowlage long after you have forgotten the exact wording.

A wise book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393924091
Subtitle:
The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
Author:
Graff, Gerald Birke
Author:
Birkenstein-Graff, Kathy
Author:
Graff, Gerald
Author:
Birkenstein, Cathy
Author:
Durst, Russel
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Persuasion (rhetoric)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line drawings
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Identifying the moves that matter in academic writing in ways that students can readily understand and apply.
"Synopsis" by , In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing. Now available in two versions, with and without an anthology of 32 readings.

"Synopsis" by , shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which involves summarizing what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing.
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