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

Fourth Edition

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Author: Cathy Birkenstein,Gerald Graff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393631672

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This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.

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

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Author: Gerald Graff,Cathy Birkenstein

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393935851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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The book that demystifies academic writing, now in a high school hardcover edition with an introduction and teaching notes by Jim Burke. “They Say / I Say” demystifies academic discourse and shows students that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves—the most important of which is to summarize what others have said (“they say”) in order to set up one’s own argument (“I say”). Students learn that writing is always part of a larger conversation, and the book provides templates to show students how to bring their own views in conversation with those expressed by others.

"They Say / I Say": The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing

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Author: Gerald Graff,Cathy Birkenstein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393073475

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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"The Strunk & White of academic writing."—Richard Bullock, Wright State University As employers, politicians, parents, and other citizens lament the decline of writing skills among Americans, this little book comes to the rescue. An instant bestseller when it first appeared as a college textbook, "They Say / I Say" gives writers precisely what they need to know in the all-important domain of persuasive writing. Cutting through the clutter of educational diagnoses and nostrums, it goes right to the heart of what writers most need to do, and that is to listen to what others are saying (they say), summarize it, and then offer their own argument (I say) as a response. Offering user-friendly templates to help writers make these key moves in their own writing, "They Say / I Say" is already being called the Strunk & White of persuasive writing.

The Little Seagull Handbook (Second Edition)

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Author: Richard Bullock,Michal Brody,Francine Weinberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393935806

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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A pocket-sized handbook that's easy to use and covers the kinds of writing college students need to do. The Little Seagull Handbook offers the kind of succinct advice students need about grammar, punctuation, documentation, and the writing process—an in addition, it covers the kinds of writing they are most often assigned—reports, analyses, narratives, and more. The second edition includes unique help for students whose primary language is not English. Available in two versions—with and without exercises.

"They Say

The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing

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Author: Gerald Graff,Cathy Birkenstein

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393935844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

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A primer on persuasive writing for business, political, and educational writers, originally published as a best-selling college textbook, counsels practitioners on key principles without using cluttered language, in a straightforward guide that is complemented by user-friendly templates.

"They Say/I Say"

The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing : with Readings

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Author: Gerald Graff,Cathy Birkenstein,Russel Durst

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393912753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 701

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The best-selling text/reader on academic writing.

Clueless in Academe

How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

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Author: Gerald Graff

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300132018

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Gerald Graff argues that our schools and colleges make the intellectual life seem more opaque, narrowly specialized, and beyond normal learning capacities than it is or needs to be. Left clueless in the academic world, many students view the life of the mind as a secret society for which only an elite few qualify. In a refreshing departure from standard diatribes against academia, Graff shows how academic unintelligibility is unwittingly reinforced not only by academic jargon and obscure writing, but by the disconnection of the curriculum and the failure to exploit the many connections between academia and popular culture. Finally, Graff offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more accessible to students, showing how students can enter the public debates that permeate their lives.

Bait and Switch

The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429915700

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a middle-class job—undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then trawling a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and—again and again—rejected. Bait and Switch highlights the people who've done everything right—gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive résumés—yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their "surplus" employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job searching becomes a full-time job in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable workers—and little security even for those who have jobs. Like the now classic Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch is alternately hilarious and tragic, a searing exposé of economic cruelty where we least expect it.

Smarter Than You Think

How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

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Author: Clive Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101638710

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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A revelatory and timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever It’s undeniable—technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding “yes.” In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson shows that every technological innovation—from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph—has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But, as in the past, we adapt—learning to use the new and retaining what is good of the old. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

"They Say/I Say"

The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing

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Author: Gerald Graff,Cathy Birkenstein

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393924091

Category: Reference

Page: 181

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Identifying the moves that matter in academic writing in ways that students can readily understand and apply.

How to Say I Love You Out Loud

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Author: Karole Cozzo

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250063590

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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When Jordyn's autistic brother joins her at her elite school her junior year, she is determined not to let anyone know they are related, even if that means closing herself off to her closest friends Erin, Tanu, and Alex, the football captain she secretlyloves.

Beyond the Culture Wars

How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education

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Author: Gerald Graff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393311136

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Argues that conflicts over education today afford a positive change in higher education rather than a downfall, and speaks out against liberal complacency

What Every BODY is Saying

An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

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Author: Joe Navarro,Marvin Karlins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061755664

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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He says that's his best offer. Is it? She says she agrees. Does she? The interview went great—or did it? He said he'd never do it again. But he did. Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: The ancient survival instincts that drive body language Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.

Orientalism

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Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

"I Say, I Say... Son!"

A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson

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Author: Robert McKimson (Jr.),John Kricfalusi

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781595800695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

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The first survey dedicated to the work of the McKimson brothers, 'I Say, I Say...Son!' offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the upper echelon of 20th century animation and examines the creative process behind the making of numerous popular characters and classic programs. This collection also explores the careers of three ground-breaking animators whose credits include Looney Tunes, Pink Panther, Mr Magoo. Beginning in the 1920s, this study traces the brothers' work together at Warner Brothers Cartoons in the following decades.

iGen

Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

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Author: Jean M. Twenge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501152025

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. With the first members of iGen just graduating from college, we all need to understand them: friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

Suicide Notes

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Author: Michael Thomas Ford

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062043078

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts. Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on—the crazies start to seem less crazy. Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly humorous novel from award-winning author Michael Thomas Ford that examines that fuzzy line between "normal" and the rest of us.

Professing Literature

An Institutional History

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Author: Gerald Graff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226306049

Category: Education

Page: 315

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A paper reprint of the 1987 original in which Graff (humanities and Egnlish, Northwestern University) traces the history of the rise and development of academic literary studies in teh US. A detailed account of the forgotten and infamous figures and the frustrations and accomplishments that have shaped American English departments, the book is also a study in literary theory. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Say I'm Yours

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Author: Corinne Michaels

Publisher: BAAE Publishing

ISBN: 1942834217

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance standalone romance. I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted. I’m done being invisible. It’s time to move on. A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He’s kind, sexy, and attentive—everything a girl could want. I thought I got it right this time. That my heart could mend, and I would be happy. Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Stories

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Author: Flannery O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466829036

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.