“They Say / I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Third Edition)
Publication Year: 2014
ASIN: 0393935841
ISBN: 0393935841

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

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About the 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.

“‘They Say / I Say’ reveals the language of academic writing in a way that students seem to understand and incorporate more easily than they do with other writing books.  Instead of a list of don’ts, the book provides a catalog of do’, which is always more effective.”  –Amy Lea Clemons, Francis Marion University.

“It offers students the formula, as academic writers, all carry in our heads”  –Karen Gardiner, University of Alabama



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