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English 111--Introduction to Composition

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Supporting Class Texts

Because in-text citation, learning to evaluate sources critically and to use them effectively and purposefully at the sentence level, is more challenging in many ways than end-of-text citation, learning to prepare a bibliography, we believe it is worth mentioning the book we will use to help students learn those skills—They Say/ I Say, by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein (2006). This support text, which has already been requisitioned for the course, outlines three highlights in its preface:

·       Shows that writing well means entering a conversation, summarizing others (“they say”) to set up one’s own argument (“I say”).

·       Demystifies academic writing, showing students “the moves that matter” in language they can readily apply.

Provides user-friendly templates to help writers make those moves in their own writing.

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