They Say / I Say The Moves That Matter in Persuasive Writing

ISBN-10: 0393065456

ISBN-13: 9780393065459

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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 Saygives 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 Sayis already being called the Strunk & White of persuasive writing.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Gerald Graff is a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of several books including 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 is the author along with Gerald Graff of They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing.

Preface: Demystifying Academic Conversation
Introduction: Entering the Conversation
"They Say"
"They Say": Starting with What Others Are Saying
"Her Point Is": The Art of Summarizing
"As He Himself Puts It": The Art of Quoting
"I Say"
"Yes / No / Okay, But": Three Ways to Respond
"And Yet": Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say
"Skeptics May Object": Planting a Naysayer in Your Text
"So What? Who Cares?": Saying Why It Matters
Tying It All Together
"As A Result": Connecting the Parts
"Ain't so / Is Not": Academic Writing Doesn't Mean Setting Aside Your Own Voice
"In Other Words": The Art of Metacommentary
Entering Class Discussions: A Brief Appendix
Readings
Don't Blame the Eater
Hidden Intellectualism
The Empire of Images in Our World of Bodies
Index of Templates
Acknowledgments
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