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"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

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"They Say / I Say" identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the audiobook includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and - new to this edition - writing about literature.

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

©2014 Gerald Graff (Author), Cathy Birkenstein (Author) (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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    Gina M. 09-08-14
    Gina M. 09-08-14
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    I borrowed this book because I needed it for a class at short notice. Many thanks to the authors for having the foresight to make this an audiobook. It was a pleasant surprise. The disappointment crept in when I had a hard time following. This text, in print, has writing prompts which do not translate well in the audio version. A companion PDF of the text would have been awesome. Until then, potential customers should download this audio FILE, which currently has no text companion, their own risks.


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    Kizombo L. Kalumbula 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    I liked the ease and clarity with which the process of presenting ones argument without being argumentative is presented in this book. It facilitates academic dialogue purposive of advancing knowledge.

    I would recommend it anyone who is interested in strengthening their ability to join academic conversation through research and publishing. I would also recommend it to learners who are working on their theses or dissertation. Decky and Richard, this is a book for you to check out.

    I was not particularly impressed with the way to was read, but I loved its content.

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    Julie C. Orlando, FL 08-31-16
    Julie C. Orlando, FL 08-31-16
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    "Does not sync with the physical book"
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    I used this book for my free trial and to help me in my English 101 class for college. My only complaint is that when you get to the reading section which is in the third edition not all of those reading were available in this audio version.

    Also the chapters don't sync up as well, as this was for a college course we don't necessarily do the book from front to back. We skip around a bit. The chapters didn't match up to what was in the book. Took a minute to find where I needed to be in the audio book.


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    Fedewamv 08-16-15
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    Would you listen to "They Say / I Say" again? Why?

    This book was probably better in print, but the framework is a good model for teaching young students how to write more effectively. The audiobook was hard to track and difficult to follow their writing samples and examples.


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    "essential guide for surviving academic writing"

    Very clear breakdown of useful strategies for academic writing- highly recommended, just wish I had found it much earlier in my studies!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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