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"They Say / I Say"

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings

 

    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 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

    Part 5   -   READINGS

    14.    IS HIGHER EDUCATION WORTH THE PRICE?

      • ANDREW HACKER AND CLAUDIA DREIFUS, Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?
      • SANFORD J. UNGAR, The New Liberal Arts
      • DAVID FOSTER WALLACE, Kenyon Commencement Speech
      • LIZ ADDISON, Two Years Are Better Than Four
      • KEVIN CAREY, Why Do You Think They're Called For-Profit Colleges?
      • CHARLES MURRAY, Are Too Many People Going to College?
      • MIKE ROSE, Blue-Collar Brilliance
      • ROBIN WILSON, A Lifetime of Student Debt? Not Likely

    15.    IS POP CULTURE ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU?

      • STEVEN JOHNSON, Watching TV Makes You Smarter
      • DANA STEVENS, Thinking Outside the Idiot Box
      • ANTONIA PEACOCKE, Family Guy and Freud
      • MALCOLM GLADWELL, Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted
      • DENNIS BARON, Reforming Egypt in 140 Characters?
      • DAVID CRYSTAL, 2B or Not 2B?
      • ROZ CHAST, The I.M.s of Romeo and Juliet
      • TOM BISSELL, Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
      • JASON ZINSER, The Good, the Bad, and The Daily Show
      • GERALD GRAFF, Hidden Intellectualism

    16.    IS FAST FOOD THE NEW TOBACCO?

      • DAVID ZINCZENKO, Don't Blame the Eater
      • RADLEY BALKO, What You Eat Is Your Business
      • JUDITH WARNER, Junking Junk Food
      • WIL HAYGOOD, Kentucky Town of Manchester Illustrates National Obesity Crisis
      • MICHELLE OBAMA, Remarks to the NAACP National Convention
      • MICHAEL POLLAN, Escape from the Western Diet
      • MARY MAXFIELD, Food as Thought: Resisting the Moralization of Eating
      • SUSIE ORBACH, Fat Is a Feminist Issue
      • CARRIE PACKWOOD FREEMAN AND DEBRA MERSKIN, Having It His Way: The Construction of Masculinity in Fast-Food TV Advertising

    17.    WHY DOES IT MATTER WHO WINS THE BIG GAME?

      • MAYA ANGELOU, Champion of the World
      • WILFRID SHEED, Why Sports Matter
      • MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Women Who Hit Very Hard and How They've Changed Tennis
      • JENNIE YABROFF, In Defense of Cheering
      • FELISA ROGERS, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Football
      • SARA MARATTA, Move Over Boys, Make Room in the Crease
      • WILLIAM MOLLER, We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals
      • JOE POSNANSKI, Cheating and CHEATING

    18.    WHAT'S UP WITH THE AMERICAN DREAM?

      • BOB HERBERT, Hiding from Reality
      • CAL THOMAS, Is the American Dream Over?
      • BRANDON KING, American Dream: Dead, Alive, or on Hold?
      • ROBERT H. FRANK, Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore
      • PAUL KRUGMAN, Confronting Inequality
      • KAREN OLSSON, Up Against Wal-Mart
      • SEBASTIAN MALLABY, Progressive Wal-Mart. Really.
      • CONSTANCE M. RUZICH AND A. J. GRANT, Predatory Lending and the Devouring of the American Dream
      • BARACK OBAMA, A More Perfect Union