"They Say / I Say": The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing

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qThe Strunk a White of academic writing.qa€”Richard Bullock, Wright State University As employers, politicians, parents, and other citizens lament the decline of writing skills among Americans, this little book comes to the rescue. An instant bestseller when it first appeared as a college textbook, qThey Say / I Sayq gives writers precisely what they need to know in the all-important domain of persuasive writing. Cutting through the clutter of educational diagnoses and nostrums, it goes right to the heart of what writers most need to do, and that is to listen to what others are saying (they say), summarize it, and then offer their own argument (I say) as a response. Offering user-friendly templates to help writers make these key moves in their own writing, qThey Say / I Sayq is already being called the Strunk a White of persuasive writing.A primer on persuasive writing for business, political, and educational writers, originally published as a best-selling college textbook, counsels practitioners on key principles without using cluttered language, in a straightforward guide ...

Title:"They Say / I Say": The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing
Author:Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2007-08-17


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