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Publisher:W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.
Published In:2011
ISBN-10:0393912752
ISBN-13:9780393912753
Binding Type:Paperback
Pages:pp. 736

is written by Gerald Graff. The publisher of this title is W.W. Norton & Co. Inc..

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About the Book

They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what Others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The Book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves—and provide stimulating conversations for them to enter. The Second Edition includes an Anthology of 44 readings that will provoke students to think—and write—about five important issues, including two new ones: Is Higher Education Worth the Price? and Why Does It Matter Who Wins the Big Game?

Contents

David Foster ystifying Academic Conversation

INTRODUCTION: Entering the Conversation

PART 1 : "THEY SAY"
1. "THEY SAY": Starting with What Others Are Saying
2. "HER POINT IS": The Art of Summarizing
3. "AS HE HIMSELF PUTS IT": The Art of Quoting

PART 2 : "I SAY"
4. "YES / NO / OKAY/BUT": Three Ways to Respond
5. "AND YET": Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say
6. "SKEPTICS MAY OBJECT ": Planting a Naysayer in Your Text
7. "SO WHAT? WHO CARES?": Saying Why It Matters

PART 3 : TYING IT ALL TOGETHER
8. "AS A RESULT": Connecting the Parts
9. "AIN'T SO / IS NOT": Academic Writing Doesn't Mean Setting Aside Your Own Voice
10. "BUT DON'T GET ME WRONG": The Art of Metacommentary

PART 4 : ENTERING THE CONVERSATION
11. "I TAKE YOUR POINT": Entering Class Discussions
12. "WHAT'S MOTIVATING THIS WRITER?": Reading for the Conversation
13. "ANALYZE THIS": Writing in the Social Sciences

PART 5 : READINGS
14. IS Higher Education WORTH THE PRICE?
1) Andrew Hacker AND CLAUDIA DREIFUS/Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?
2) SANFORD J. UNGAR/The New Liberal Arts
3) DAVID Foster WALLACE/Kenyon Commencement Speech
4) LIZ ADDISON/Two Years Are Better Than Four
5) KEVIN CAREY/Why Do You Think They're Called For-Profit Colleges?
6) CHARLES MURRAY/Are Too Many People Going to College?
7) MIKE ROSE/Blue-Collar Brilliance
8) ROBIN WILSON/A Lifetime of Student Debt? Not Likely

15. IS POP CULTURE ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU?
1) STEVEN JOHNSON/Watching TV Makes You Smarter
2) DANA STEVENS/Thinking Outside the Idiot Box
3) ANTONIA PEACOCKE/Family Guy and Freud
4) MALCOLM GLADWELL/Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted
5) DENNIS BARON/Reforming Egypt in 140 Characters?
6) AVID CRYSTAL/2B or Not 2B?
7) ROZ CHAST/The I.M.s of Romeo and Juliet
8) TOM BISSELL/Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
9) JASON ZINSER/The Good/the Bad/and The Daily Show
10) GERALD GRAFF/Hidden Intellectualism

16. IS FAST FOOD THE NEW TOBACCO?
1) DAVID ZINCZENKO/Don't Blame the Eater
2) RADLEY BALKO/What You Eat Is Your Business
3) JUDITH WARNER/Junking Junk Food
4) WIL HAYGOOD/Kentucky Town of Manchester Illustrates National Obesity Crisis
5) MICHELLE OBAMA/Remarks to the NAACP National Convention
6) MICHAEL POLLAN/Escape from the Western Diet
7) MARY MAXFIELD/Food as Thought: Resisting the Moralization of Eating
8) SUSIE ORBACH/Fat Is a Feminist Issue
9) CARRIE PACKWOOD FREEMAN AND DEBRA MERSKIN/Having It His Way: The Construction of Masculinity in Fast-Food TV Advertising

17. WHY DOES IT MATTER WHO WINS THE BIG GAME?
1) MAYA ANGELOU/Champion of the World
2) WILFRID SHEED/Why Sports Matter
3) MICHAEL KIMMELMAN/Women Who Hit Very Hard and How They've Changed Tennis
4) JENNIE YABROFF/In Defense of Cheering
5) FELISA ROGERS/How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Football
6) SARA MARATTA/Move Over Boys/Make Room in the Crease
7) WILLIAM MOLLER/We/the Public/Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals
8) JOE POSNANSKI/Cheating and CHEATING

18. WHAT'S UP WITH THE AMERICAN DREAM?
1) BOB HERBERT/Hiding from Reality
2) CAL THOMAS/Is the American Dream Over?
3) BRANDON KING/American Dream: Dead/Alive/or on Hold?
4) ROBERT H. FRANK/Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore
5) PAUL KRUGMAN/Confronting Inequality
6) KAREN OLSSON/Up Against Wal-Mart
7) SEBASTIAN MALLABY/Progressive Wal-Mart. Really.
8) CONSTANCE M. RUZICH AND A. J. GRANT/Predatory Lending and the Devouring of the American Dream
9) BARACK OBAMA/A More Perfect Union

Features

44 readings cover five important political and social issues—ones that will provoke students to respond

The readings reflect a range of ideological perspectives and can serve as sources for students’ own writing. More than 30 readings are new, including David Foster Wallace’s Kenyon Commencement Speech, Joe Posnanski on steroids and baseball, Tom Bissell on why video games matter, and more. The five issues covered are:

• Is higher education worth the price? (new)
• Is pop culture good for you?
• Is fast food the new tobacco?
• Why does it matter who wins the big game? (new)
• What’s up with the American Dream?

Each reading is followed by study questions focusing on the rhetorical moves that matter. One question prompts students to respond in writing. New to the Second Edition, each chapter includes at least one scholarly piece and one piece written by a student.
Shows that writing is always part of a larger, ongoing conversation

They Say / I Say was the first book to teach students rhetorical moves for joining the conversation, providing templates that show how to develop ideas not in isolation but as a response to what others are already saying.
Two books in one

The rhetoric is up front and the readings are in the back, which makes the book easy to use—and to teach. The two parts are linked by cross-references in the margins, leading students from the rhetoric to specific examples in the readings and from the readings to the corresponding writing instruction. Teachers can thus center their classes on either the rhetoric or readings, and the links will help them draw on the other part.
Reading chapter teaches students to navigate challenging texts

Chapter 12 shows how the rhetorical moves taught in this book can help students read challenging texts—for example, by considering what arguments an author might be responding to and by learning to distinguish what the author is saying from what those he or she quotes are saying.
A new chapter on writing for the social sciences

“Analyze This”: Writing in the Social Sciences shows students that they need to include the opinions of others, not just their own—and provides templates for doing so.

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