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Alex Broaddus pg. 15 (2) In the Introduction to “ They Say / I Say ”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, writers Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, provide templates which were designated to aid and give students ideas and a jump start to their techniques in writing essays. Specifically, Graff and Birkenstein both argue that the different types of writing templates that they offer will help students with the way they write and will open them up to further ideas and creativity within their writing. As the authors themselves put it, “Templates are designed to help you successfully enter not only the world of academic thinking and writing, but also the wider worlds of civic discourse and work.” Although there are students who believe that these templates provided stifle creativity, are childish, and seem robotic, authors Graff and Birkenstein insist that the templates do not dictate the exact content with which a person writes about, but instead just suggests a way of formatting how a person says it.
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1102 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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