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|Genre/Form:||Handbooks, manuals, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gerald Graff; Cathy Birkenstein
|Description:||xviii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm|
|Contents:||Preface: Demystifying academic conversation --
Introduction: Entering the conversation --
pt. 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 --
pt. 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 care?": saying why it matters --
pt. 3. 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 / David Zinczenko ; Hidden intellectualism / Gerald Graff ; The empire of images in our world of bodies / Susan Bordo.
|Responsibility:||Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein.|
Especially for beginning writers, "They Say / I Say" offers an excellent roadmap to the new world of academic discourse. --Daniel Zimmerman, Middlesex County College"