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"They say / I say" : the moves that matter in academic writing / Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein ; foreword by Jim Burke.

Graff, Gerald, (author.). Birkenstein, Cathy, (editor.). Burke, Jim, (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 9780393643282 (Cloth)
  • ISBN: 039364328X (Cloth)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 328 pages : illustrations, portraits, charts ; 20 cm
  • Edition: Fourth edition for high schools.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: an invitation to the conversation -- Preface to the fourth edition -- Introduction: entering the conversation -- Part 1. "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 -- Part 2. "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 -- Part 3. Tying it all together. "As a result" : connecting the parts ; "You mean I can just say it that way?: academic writing doesn't always mean setting aside your own voice ; "But don't get me wrong" : the art of metacommentary ; "He says contends" : using the templates to revise -- Part 4. In specific academic contexts. "I take your point" : entering class discussions ; "Don't make them scroll up": entering online conversations ; "What's motivating this writer?" : reading for the conversation ; "On closer examination" : entering conversations about literature ; "The data suggest" : writing in the sciences ; "Analyze this" : writing in the social sciences.
Summary, etc.:
This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.
Subject: English language > Rhetoric > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Persuasion (Rhetoric) > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Academic writing > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
College readers.

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