"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Third Edition)

3.78 avg rating
( 2,944 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780393935844:

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

“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 book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and―new to this edition―writing about literature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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.

Cathy Birkenstein is a lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published essays on writing in College English, and, with Gerald Graff in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe, and College Composition and Communication.

Review:

The best tribute to "They Say / I Say" I've heard is this, from a student: "This is one book I'm not selling back to the bookstore." Nods all around the room. The students love this book. --Christine Ross, Quinnipiac University

The argument of this book is important--that there are "moves" to academic writing . . . and that knowledge of them can be generative. The template format is a good way to teach and demystify the moves that matter. I like this book a lot. --David Bartholomae, University of Pittsburgh

A brilliant book. . . . It's like a membership card in the academic club. --Eileen Seifert, DePaul University

Demystifies academic argumentation. --Patricia Bizzell, College of the Holy Cross"

This book demystifies rhetorical moves, tricks of the trade that many students are unsure about. It s reasonable, helpful, nicely written . . . and hey, it s true. I would have found it immensely helpful myself in high school and college. --Mike Rose, University of California, Los Angeles"

The best tribute to They Say / I Say I ve heard is this, from a student: This is one book I m not selling back to the bookstore. Nods all around the room. The students love this book. --Christine Ross, Quinnipiac University"

The argument of this book is important that there are moves to academic writing . . . and that knowledge of them can be generative. The template format is a good way to teach and demystify the moves that matter. I like this book a lot. --David Bartholomae, University of Pittsburgh"

A brilliant book. . . . It s like a membership card in the academic club. --Eileen Seifert, DePaul University"

Students need to walk a fine line between their work and that of others, and this book helps them walk that line, providing specific methods and techniques for introducing, explaining, and integrating other voices with their own ideas. --Libby Miles, University of Rhode Island"

This book uncovers the rhetorical conventions that transcend disciplinary boundaries, so that even freshmen, newcomers to the academy, are immediately able to join in the conversation. --Margaret Weaver, Missouri State University"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gerald Graff
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
GREAT BOOKS DEAL
(TALLAHASSEE, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. Brand NEW. Standard delivery takes 3-6 business days by USPS/UPS/Fedex with tracking number. Choose expedited shipping for superfast delivery 2-4 business days. We also ship to PO Box addresses. 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed! Please feel free to contact us for any queries. Bookseller Inventory # ORC-1154

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Graff, Gerald; Birkenstein, Cathy
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0393935841 Brand New , Ready to ship, 6-8 business days worldwide delivery. Bookseller Inventory # PTYE209

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gerald Graff; Cathy Birkenstein
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2014)
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
NOOP LLC
(JAMAICA, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2014. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 3rd Edition. New. Brand New. Us Edition and ship within 24-48 hours. Delivered worldwide within 3-5 business days. We also accept orders with APO FPO AND PO BOX addresses. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1501436275465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PRIORITY BOOKS
(springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Item, Fast Shipping. Ready in Stock., 352 Pages, BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, Note:***WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN BULK ORDERS.***. Bookseller Inventory # 799345

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
Published by W.W. Norton & Company 2014-03-18, New York (2014)
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W.W. Norton & Company 2014-03-18, New York, 2014. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780393935844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Graff, Gerald; Birkenstein, Cathy
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
EXPEDITEBOOKS
(Dublin, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0393935841 New US Student Edition. No Online Access code with this book. FOR QUICK DELIVERY PLEASE CHOOSE EXPEDITED SHIPPING. Standard/media mail MIGHT take up to 14 days from Ohio. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1020153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
Published by WW Norton Co, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Co, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Third Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and-new to this edition-writing about literature. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780393935844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
Published by WW Norton Co, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Co, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Third Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and-new to this edition-writing about literature. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780393935844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Gerald Graff; Cathy Birkenstein
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803939358440000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Graff, Gerald; Birkenstein, Cathy
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393935841 ISBN 13: 9780393935844
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Recycleabook
(West Carrollton, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0393935841 US STUDENT EDITION - Free Tracking number with every purchase. Satisfaction guaranteed. Orders ship within 1-2 business days. (Hawaii,Alaska, Puerto Rico and APO's, allow additional time for delivery.). Bookseller Inventory # Z0393935841ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book