Graff, Gerald/ Birkenstein, Cathy (2009): They say/I say. The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. Norton
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Writing Tutor Freya Sul About the Book
The book aims to help students become proficient in academic writing techniques. So that they are able to incorporate them into their riting without conscious thought. The main theme shows the technique of firstly covering what other scholars are saying about the topic and then introducing one’s own perspective and research. It is useful as a learning guide for beginner writers or a refresher for proficient writers to gain a clear plan before writing.
What topics are addressed?
The book mainly focuses on maintaining a clear thesis throughout and stucturing arguments in a logical manner. It also explores approaches to arguments and the connotations they pose on what is coming next in order to improve flow.