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They say / I say : the moves that matter in academic writing
Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein.
Table of Contents
"They say": starting with what others are saying -- "Her point is": the art of summarizing -- "As he himself puts it": the art of quoting -- "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 cares?": saying why it matters -- "As a result": connecting the parts -- "Ain't so/ is not": academic writing doesn't always mean setting aside your own voice -- "But don't get me wrong": the art of metacommentary -- "I take your point": entering class discussions -- "What's motivating this writer?": reading for the conversation -- "The data suggest": writing in the sciences -- "Analyze this": writing in the social sciences -- Readings: don't blame the eater / David Zinczenko -- Readings: hidden intellectualism / Gerald Graff -- Readings: nuclear waste / Richard A. Muller -- Readings: agonism in the academy / Deborah Tannen -- Index of templates.