Reflective Essay: An Analysis Of 'They Say I Say'

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In part one of "They Say, I Say (TSIS)," and chapter 8 of "Writing Research Papers (WRP)," the general theme is how to properly use another's work to formulate and augment your work. I have found that the most difficult part of writing research papers is utilizing quotes and summaries to enhance my arguments in papers. It is difficult for me because I often misuse quotes and even summarize the wrong things. Consequently, I confuse my audience, and weaken my argument. In chapter one of "TSIS," the authors use a story to illustrate to the audience that the most important thing for a writer to have is a point. This coincides with misusing quotes and summaries because they take away from the "point" of a statement, paragraph, or paper. I have found

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