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"They say/I say" : the moves that matter in academic writing : with readings

Author: Gerald Graff; Cathy Birkenstein; Russel K Durst
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Graff; Cathy Birkenstein; Russel K Durst
ISBN: 9780393912753 0393912752
OCLC Number: 754105743
Description: xxix, 701 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Preface to "They Say/I Say" --
Introduction: Entering the conversation --
Part 1: "They Say": --
1: "They say": Starting with what others are saying --
2: "Her point is": The art of summarizing --
3: "As he himself puts it": The art of quoting --
Part 2: "I Say" --
4: "Yes / no / okay, but": Three ways to respond --
5: "And yet": Distinguishing what you say from what they say --
6: "Skeptics may object": Planting a naysayer in your text --
7: "So what? Who cares?": Saying why it matters --
Part 3: Tying It All Together: --
8: "As a result": Connecting the parts --
9: "Ain't so/Is not": Academic writing doesn't always mean setting aside your own voice --
10: "But don't get me wrong": The art of metacommentary --
Part 4: Entering the Conversation: --
11: "I take your point": Entering class discussions --
12: "What's motivating this writer?": Reading for the conversation --
13: "Analyze this": Writing in the social sciences / Erin Ackerman --
Readings: --
14: Is higher education worth the price? --
Are colleges worth the price of admission? / Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus --
The new liberal arts / Sanford J. Ungar --
Kenyon commencement speech / David Foster Wallace --
Two years are better than four / Liz Addison --
Why do you think they're called for-profit colleges? / Kevin Carey --
Are too many people going to college? / Charles Murray --
Blue-collar brilliance / Mike Rose --
A lifetime of student debt? Not likely / Robin Wilson. 15: Is pop culture actually good for you? --
Watching TV makes you smarter / Steven Johnson --
Thinking outside the idiot box / Dana Stevens --
Family Guy and Freud / Antonia Peacocke --
Small change: why the revolution will not be tweeted / Malcolm Gladwell --
Reforming Egypt in 140 characters? / Dennis Baron --
2b or not 2b? / David Crystal --
The I.M.s of Romeo and Juliet / Roz Chast --
Extra lives: Why video games matter / Tom Bissell --
The good, the bad, and the Daily show / Jason Zinser --
Hidden intellectualism / Gerald Graff --
16: Is fast food the new tobacco? --
Don't blame the eater / David Zincenko --
What you eat is your business / Radley Balko --
Junking junk food / Judith Warner --
Kentucky town of Manchester illustrates national obesity crisis / Wil Haygood --
Remarks to the NAACP / Michelle Obama --
Escape from the western diet / Michael Pollan --
Food as thought: Resisting the moralization of eating / Mary Maxfield --
Fat is a feminist issue / Susie Orbach --
Having it his way: the construction of masculinity in fast-food TV advertising / Carrie Packwood Freeman and Debra Merskin --
17: Why does it matter who wins the big game? --
Champion of the world / Maya Angelou --
Why sports matter / Wilfrid Sheed --
Women who hit very hard and how they've changed tennis / Michael Kimmelman --
In defense of cheering / Jennie Yabroff --
How I learned to love football / Felisa Rogers --
Move over boys, make room in the crease / Sara Maratta --
We, the public, place the best athletes on pedestals / William Moller --
Cheating and CHEATING / Joe Posnanski --
18: What's up with the American dream? --
Hiding from reality / Bob Herbert --
Is the American dream over? / Cal Thomas --
The American dream: dead, alive, or on hold? / Brandon King --
Income inequality: too big to ignore / Robert H. Frank --
Confronting inequality / Paul Krugman --
Up against Wal-Mart / Karen Olsson --
Progressive Wal-Mart. Really / Sebastian Mallaby --
Predatory lending and the devouring of the American dream / Constance M. Ruzich and A.J. Grant --
A more perfect union / Barack Obama --
Permissions, acknowledgments --
Acknowledgments --
Index of templates --
Index of authors and titles.
Responsibility: Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, Russel Durst.

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Overview: 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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