They Say I Say Of An Argumentative Paper

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They Say I Say is extremely useful in learning how to write argumentative papers because the authors discuss the “I say” of an argumentative paper by providing many real life examples and templates for new writers to experiment with. For example, on page 60, templates are provided for disagreeing with an argument and using reasoning. One of the templates reads, “X claims that ___ rests upon the questionable assumption that ___”(Graff). On page 62, templates for agreeing are presented, one of which is, “X is surely right about ___ because, as she may not be aware, recent studies have shown”(Graff). It is also expressed in this chapter that students feel uncomfortable agreeing with arguments made or disagreeing. On page 63 the authors also recognize
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