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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.

Der Ratgeber eignet sich super, um sich über Lesephasen, -schwierigkeiten und -techniken zu informieren. Es wird viel Wissen darüber vermitlet, wie man an einem Text herangeht und das Lesen reflektiert. Zudem findet die Frage Ruam, welche Wechselbeziehung das Denken mit dem Schreiben hat und wie die Denkoperation beim Lernen ist. Was macht kritisches Denken aus? und was macht wissenschaftliches Schreiben aus? Hier finden die Lesenden viele hilfreiche Schritte, um die die erste Seminararbeit zu bewältigen und eine Planung der Schreibroutine zu erleichtern.
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