Gerald Graff (Author)Cathy Birkenstein (Author)

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"They Say / I Say"

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

 

    Preface: Demystifying Academic Conversation

    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. IN SPECIFIC ACADEMIC SETTINGS

    11. “I Take Your Point”: Entering Class Discussions   

    12. “What’s Motivating This Writer?”: Reading for the Conversation

    13. “The Data Suggest”: Writing in the Sciences

    14. “Analyze This”: Writing in the Social Sciences

    READINGS

    David Zinczenko, Don’t Blame the Eater

    Gerald Graff, Hidden Intellectualism

    Richard A. Muller, Nuclear Waste

    Deborah Tannen, Agonism in the Academy: Surviving the Argument Culture

    Index of Templates