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"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings (Second Edition)

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Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, Russel Durst

Product Details

ISBN: 9780393912753

Publish Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Number of pages: 701

Description

The best-selling text/reader on academic writing.

They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves—and provide stimulating conversations for them to enter. The Second Edition includes an anthology of 44 readings that will provoke students to think—and write—about five important issues, including two new ones: Is Higher Education Worth the Price? and Why Does It Matter Who Wins the Big Game?

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