They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

by Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393924092

ISBN-13: 9780393924091

Pub. Date: 09/19/2005

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

Identifying the moves that matter in academic writing in ways that students can readily understand and apply."They Say / I Say" 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,

Overview

Identifying the moves that matter in academic writing in ways that students can readily understand and apply."They Say / I Say" 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393924091
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/19/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(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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