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

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The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools.“They Say / I Say” identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, ...

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Overview

The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools.“They Say / I Say” identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and—new to this edition—writing about literature.

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Editorial Reviews

Patricia Bizzell
“Demystifies academic argumentation.”
Mike Rose
“This book demystifies rhetorical moves, tricks of the trade that many students are unsure about. It’s reasonable, helpful, nicely written . . . and hey, it’s true. I would have found it immensely helpful myself in high school and college.”
Christine Ross
“The best tribute to “They Say / I Say” I’ve heard is this, from a student: “This is one book I’m not selling back to the bookstore.” Nods all around the room. The students love this book.”
David Bartholomae
“The argument of this book is important—that there are “moves” to academic writing . . . and that knowledge of them can be generative. The template format is a good way to teach and demystify the moves that matter. I like this book a lot.”
Eileen Seifert
“A brilliant book. . . . It’s like a membership card in the academic club.”
Libby Miles
“Students need to walk a fine line between their work and that of others, and this book helps them walk that line, providing specific methods and techniques for introducing, explaining, and integrating other voices with their own ideas.”
Margaret Weaver
“This book uncovers the rhetorical conventions that transcend disciplinary boundaries, so that even freshmen, newcomers to the academy, are immediately able to join in the conversation.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393935844
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/3/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 9,347
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet 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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