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“They Say/I Say”

kris_r | January 26th, 2006

Gerald Graff’s major current project is a textbook sequel and companion to Clueless in Academe, to be entitled “They Say/I Say”: The Basic Moves of Argument,” co-written with his wife, Cathy Birkenstein-Graff. Graff and Birkenstein-Graff are now testing a draft version of “They Say/I Say” in combined sections of first-year composition they are co-teaching at […]

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‘I was just never exposed to this argument thing’

kris_r | January 26th, 2006

‘I was just never exposed to this argument thing’: using a genre approach to teach academic writing to ESL students in the Humanities. Rochelle Kapp and Bongi Bangeni, University of Cape Town. Forthcoming in: Herrington, A. and Moran, C. Genre Across the Curriculum. (Utah Press). PDF

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Clueless in Academe

kris_r | January 26th, 2006

Clueless in Academe. How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind By Gerald Graff Students are clueless, asserts Gerald Graff – professor of English and education at the University of Illinois – because professors don’t try very hard to make ideas clear and accessible. They rarely acknowledge that academic discourse can be a foreign language: […]

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