The review of this book was provided by memo writing services about Gerald Graff is a professor in education and English. Cathy Birkenstein is his wife, a lecturer in English. Cathy fashioned the templates that compose up the book They Say/I Say. This is a composition textbook that offers learners outlines to employ in their academic writing. Graff and Birkenstein in their critiques state that, the offered styles of writing outlines provide a framework for the development of essential thinking skills. The book has helped many students who are beyond express scholarly and colleges in writing their arguments. The aim of the book is to assist writers in learning how to respond to others’ work and be able to represent theirs in their own words. The book offers the techniques of reading and writing skills improvement to advance in their proficiencies of writing.

The article dwells on occasional phrases that people make in their day to day life to express their feelings and attitudes towards something. The reading explains how to handle these types of questions without losing the meaning of writing. The article is interesting in the sense that it manages to approach day to day activities. These questions are in most cases rhetoric; therefore, it is important to know how to handle them when writing.

According to Graff, a writer should include counterarguments to make writing complete and ensure that there are no hanging arguments and questions. Graff and Birkenstein also argue that, if counterarguments are not included the writer can appear to be close-minded. This statement is implying that counterarguments are necessary in writing. However, this argument is not clear thus leaving me uncertain. In my opinion, many great writers do not include counterarguments in their writings. Many writers are able to come up with complete, interesting and answered writings of their work without including counterarguments. This implies that counterarguments are not a necessity in writing.

This book is useful for teaching learners and for a person willing to study how to write. It offers exercises and outlines of sentences that make essay writing good and smooth. I would recommend this book to people with interest in implicit understanding of writing. Graff and Birkenstein's book on how to write better can be useful to many readers and students. It has enabled many readers to improve their writing and allowed writers to interchange their own opinions.


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