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They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing
     

They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing

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by Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
 

ISBN-10: 0393065456

ISBN-13: 9780393065459

Pub. Date: 08/06/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"The Strunk & White of academic writing."—Richard Bullock, Wright State University
As employers, politicians, parents, and other citizens lament the decline of writing skills among Americans, this little book comes to the rescue. An instant bestseller when it first appeared as a college textbook, "They Say / I Say" gives writers precisely what they need to

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"The Strunk & White of academic writing."—Richard Bullock, Wright State University
As employers, politicians, parents, and other citizens lament the decline of writing skills among Americans, this little book comes to the rescue. An instant bestseller when it first appeared as a college textbook, "They Say / I Say" gives writers precisely what they need to know in the all-important domain of persuasive writing. Cutting through the clutter of educational diagnoses and nostrums, it goes right to the heart of what writers most need to do, and that is to listen to what others are saying (they say), summarize it, and then offer their own argument (I say) as a response. Offering user-friendly templates to help writers make these key moves in their own writing, "They Say / I Say" is already being called the Strunk & White of persuasive writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393065459
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/06/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface: Demystifying Academic Conversation     ix
Introduction: Entering the Conversation     1
"They Say"     15
"They Say": Starting with What Others Are Saying     17
"Her Point Is": The Art of Summarizing     28
"As He Himself Puts It": The Art of Quoting     39
"I Say"     49
"Yes / No / Okay, But": Three Ways to Respond     51
"And Yet": Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say     64
"Skeptics May Object": Planting a Naysayer in Your Text     74
"So What? Who Cares?": Saying Why It Matters     88
Tying It All Together     99
"As A Result": Connecting the Parts     101
"Ain't so / Is Not": Academic Writing Doesn't Mean Setting Aside Your Own Voice     115
"In Other Words": The Art of Metacommentary     123
Entering Class Discussions: A Brief Appendix     133
Readings     137
Don't Blame the Eater   David Zinczenko     139
Hidden Intellectualism   Gerald Graff     142
The Empire of Images in Our World of Bodies   Susan Bordo     149
Index of Templates     163
Acknowledgments     177

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They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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I rented this textbook in my English 101 course at Mason. Being one of my first courses after returning to school as an adult, I was extremely nervous that the text would be dull. This book reads well and provides tangible examples that I was able to use right away; not only in scholastic writing but also at work. I returned the rental and have added this Nook Book to my library.
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I was fortunate enough, to have been taught by both of these brilliant writers, at first i did not lean on the book much because i thought it wouldn`t help, but as the semester went on i used this book for other writing classes as well, it truely is a book to keep in your library because i guarentee no matter if you are in HS or going into graduate school, this book (as well as the other books by the two ) will improve your academic writing(sorry for no periods for some reason my nook does not have it)
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The templates give students concrete examples on how to effectively respond to and/or write an argument paper. I use this with my English Learners as well as my 11th/12th grade Advanced Placement students!
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