Ctive to my students I found it surprisingly useful for myself although at a fairly detailed level The most useful thing they say which I should ave known already but didn t is that it is critically important to remember that one s academic writing is a contribution to an ongoing discussion that one s reader likely as not been paying close attention to As such one needs to bring the reader up to speed on where the discussion was They Say to make it clear why one s own contribution makes any sense Useful Not genius but usefulFor your amusement I came across it in Stanley Fish s provocative column
on spending an entire semester trying to teach college students ow a sentence spending an entire semester trying to teach college students Bear Humbug how a sentence I was skeptical of the templates and worried that they would limit my students and lead to formulaic writing but instead theyelped students organize their thoughts express complex ideas and frame their arguments as part of a larger conversation After only a few exercise with the templates I noticed students incorporating them into their writing on their own and doing so effectively Although I m Afterlife happy with the results the reason I m not giving They Say I Say stars is firstly that it wouldave been better as an article rather than a book and secondly the authors suggest a much extensive use of templates than I think is Blue Is for Nightmares helpful for students I would recommend using this book judiciously as a tool toelp students organize their writing but be careful not to overdo it I would rather Heroes Die have slightly disorganized writing expressing authentic ideas in students individual voices thanomogeneous formulaic essays This is a very useful guide that introduces students to the basic concepts of argumentative writing at the college level
and Birkenstein that students remember they are not writing in a vacuum but rather to a particular audience as part of a larger ongoing conversation Some of the templates they provide for students to incorporate into their writing are a little clich d sure On the one L'Ingénu hand On the otherand but they will The Strathmore Club help students who are only beginning to learnow to write critically It s not after all necessarily an intuitive skill one of the things that left me confused and anxious as an undergrad was getting back This is one of the most useful books I ve ever encountered if you teach academic writing reading or critical thinkingSome instructors might disagree but I find the use of templates very Pampa Pampa helpful for my students In my opinion it is not encouraging plagiarism to give the students a template to make it easier for them For example Author X makes an excellent point that but I would also add They are not native English speakers and it is crucial for them to be given a clear idea of what is expected Once they get used to it they can bend the rulesThe articles at the end of the book are all good reads in addition to being great examples of academic written discourse I also respect the authors position on the use of first person They say it s acceptable I or less disagree but that is probably because my studentsave problems with it which may be particular to their cultural and linguistic background Finally and most important the author s main point that writing is a kind of conversation makes a lot of sense and they really develop this point clearly and effectively Because of the focus on writing as a dialogue this book is Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus helpful for discussion and presentation skills as well as writin. Moves this book provides writing templates that show students explicitlyow to make these moves in their own writin. My two stars are generous If you need this book s atrocious templates to write a paper you Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) have some serious literary remediation to do The templates when strung together into a disjointed paragraph of concessions and cliches make for an amazingly boring and unoriginal essay Even when incorporated into an otherwise mediocre paper they stand out as obvious regurgitations of what the writer feels an academic paper should say Any scholar who pridefully publishes the words I m of two minds about X s claim that On the oneand I agree that On the other Herbier et autres collections hand I m not sure if in that order will drastically degradeis paper s uality and damage Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters his credibility in the reader s mind Forgiving the contractions and weak verbs because frankly I don t plan on writing an article on this template this template lacks anything resembling style or interest to the reader I m of two minds Just no Orwell When students on my campus are flagged for citation troubles and tried for plagiarism one thing theyave to do is come to me for a plagiarism tutorial Because students accidentally plagiarize and sometimes not accidentally for a lot of different reasons I don t just The Happiest Baby on the Block have a pre packaged tutorial I send them off to do I m finding that most often students simply are not euipped to write about ideas theyave found This book attempts to guide students through strategies for Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) handling the ideas of others even in the research and notetaking stages and thenow to signal they are using another s ideas in a paper The authors then move into Releasing Heaven on Earth: Gods Principles for Restoring the Land helping students understandow to write about their own ideas which is another type of struggle Entering the scholarly conversation can be terrifyingThe book is most useful in the first The Future of English Teaching Worldwide half with lists of ideas examples of uotationsandled properly demonstrates effective paraphrasing etc The second alf contains full essays for students to reference but I feel like unless they are reuired to interact with them in a class setting they are unlikely to read those I m not sure they need to be in the book For a book on academic writing this was excellent I wish this kind of thing owever would be promoted at a much broader level The principles of this book are not just for writing dissertations but for aving courteous conversations Your responsegraff and birkenstein
IS ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR ABILITY TO LISTENonly as good as your ability to listen can t even disagree or know to agree until you understand Restate what you re earing until the speaker is satisfied with your level of comprehension Then and only then do you David Starr Space Ranger have the credibility to offer a response The intelligent a conversation the civil it will be As one of my professors once said Charity precedes critiue This book is a terrific exposition of that idea The authors aim is toelp student writers take part in an academic conversation Their definition of writing well consists of summarising current debate they say and setting up one
own arguments I say Each chapter provides templates to Crusader conspiracy Banner books help students make these move in their own writing For example In discussions of X one controversial issueas been One the one The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) hand aruges On the otherand contends Others even maintain My own view is Part One consists of three chaptres which cover An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith how to describe a viewpointow to summarise a discussion and ow to correctly uote others Part Two contains four chapters which cover ways to respond to others work idetnifying one s own argument introducing objections and explaing the impo. They Say I Say shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves the most important of which involve. ,s own arguments i say each chapter provides
Rtance of a discussion Part Three covers ow to connect arguments seamlessly writing in an individual voice and a revision chapter Part Four as specific advice for writers in the arts sciences and social scients There are some weaker chapters on digital communications and verbal discussionsThis is an essential book for 16 18 year olds
useful for year undergraduates Non native English speakers at postgraduate level will alsoand useful for
Find This Book Useful Teachers Can Use The Exercises Atthis book useful Teachers can use the exercises at end of each chapter for class discussions or omeworkThe paperback edition loses one star for thin paper and for faint ink which make the book flimsy and unreadable Another star was dropped for the patronising writing style A book that I will probably return to but not with relish I could appreciate this book as a great read for beginning writers but I firmly believe that writing is learned by practice of creativity not template I personally feel that this book was too template focused and did not emphasize the writers natural flow of words enough Very interesting premise namely looking at academic writing as participating in a dialogue It s a fascinating idea that goes back to at least Greek roots in the Socratic dialogue Come to think of it some Eastern teachers use that techniue as well I m just not well versed in non Western I magnifici dieci history I think it s a techniue thatelps a student place their work in a larger conversation and elevate an academic essay above the explanatory work into a work that defends or promotes a viewpoint The writers mission can be summed up Yet despite this growing consensus that writing is a social conversational act The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen helping student writers actually participate in these conversations remains a formidable challenge This book aims to meet that challenge Its goal is to demystify academic writing by isolating its basic moves explaining them clearly and representing them in the form of templatesBroken into four parts the first part is called They Say and gives students examples ofow to take a position then summarize and uote others in their works The second section I Say leads the writer Seashells how to respond to the they say arguments andow to distinguish one s own position from differing ones Incidentally my professor An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet had us read Martin Luther King s Letters from a Birmingham Jail which uses nearly every instance of these techniues and is a truly impressive essay For that alone I m grateful toer The third section addresses analysis and conclusions and shows ow to connect the parts using one s own voice and metacommentaryThe last section addresses writing within specific settings namely writing for science in the social sciences entering class conversations and deciphering author viewpointsEach chapter ends with a few exercises which lead the reader through understanding the techniue and ow to implement itContains templates to elp beginning academic writers formulate ideas and as a number of specific suggestions throughout to elp writers integrate these techniuesOverall an interesting read for an academic book It was reuired reading for an English Composition class I wouldn t ave mind Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion having run into this inigh school or college when I first started academic writing Four stars for uality of ideas approachability and useful techniues if not actual enjoyment My writing is often competent but not as effective as I d like I bought this expecting to screen it for use as a corre. S summarizing what others ave said they say to set up one's own argument I say In addition to explaining the basic. .