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They Say / I Say

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Fourth Edition

Paperback

Cathy Birkenstein (Author), Gerald Graff (Author)

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DEMYSTIFIES ACADEMIC WRITING

They Say / I Say teaches students the rhetorical moves found in persuasive writing across all disciplines. The authors focus on the central rhetorical move that gives the book its title: how to begin with what others have said (“they say”) in order to set up one’s own argument (“I say”). The approach is practical and effective, and the language is engaging and jargon-free.

SHOWS HOW WRITING WELL MEANS ENGAGING WITH THE VIEWS OF OTHERS

Students learn to develop ideas not in isolation but as a response to what others are already saying. For example, “I disagree with X’s view that ___ because ___”, “Although I agree with X up to a point, I cannot accept her assumption that ___” .

PROVIDES TEMPLATES FOR MAKING THE RHETORICAL MOVES THAT MATTER

Students need a place to start. The straightforward templates help students with the structure and language to make sophisticated rhetorical moves in their writing.

NOW WITH MORE SUPPORT—IN PRINT AND ONLINE

Instructor resources now include more ideas and strategies for teaching academic writing. A print Instructor’s Guide, NEW online tutorials and a blog updated regularly with timely readings help you plan and teach your writing course.