The best-selling book that demystifies academic writing

This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.

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  1. Anonymous

    This textbook proscribes using the authors’ templates for writing essays … This textbook proscribes using the authors’ templates for writing essays and making arguments. Many of the templates are not only cliche but faulty; advising introducing counter arguments with “some say” (who say?) hook & use of first person. The textbook also advises & uses contractions; one chapter is titled “But Don’t Get Me Wrong.” On the other hand, the selection of literary texts is interesting, except for Gerald Graff’s ridiculous ego vehicle titled “Hidden…

  2. Anonymous

    Poor Print Quality I purchased this book as a guide to becoming a better writer and to help me with my writing assignments for my English college course. The examples provided in the book were very helpful; however, the print on some of the pages were blurry. Most of the pages in the book are printed on semi-gloss paper and the quality is either dull and hard to read or very blurred. It is just upsetting to purchase this small reference book for about $30 and end up with a subpar product. Maybe if the cost…

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