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Cathy Birkenstein

Cathy Birkenstein is a lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published essays on writing in College English, and, with Gerald Graff in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe, and College Composition and Communication.

Books by Cathy Birkenstein

  1. Book Cover"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    Third Edition

    The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools.More

  2. Book Cover"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings


    "They Say / I Say" shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which involves summarizing what others have said ("they say") to set up one’s own argument ("I say").More