They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gerald Graff , Cathy Birkenstein
Narrator: Tony Craine
Genres: Non-Fiction, Lectures
Publisher: Gildan Media
Published In: February 2015
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

"They Say / I Say" demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what other have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I Say").
The audiobook also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves - and provide stimulating conversations for them to enter.
The Third Edition includes an anthology of 44 readings that will provoke students to think - and write - about five important issues, including two new ones: Is Higher Education Worth the Price? and Why Does It Matter Who Wins the Big Game?

Author Details

Author Details

Graff, Gerald

Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 president of the Modern Language Association of America, has had a major impact on teachers through such books as Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.