This guide will help you understand writing, research, and information using the ideas found in They Say / I Say (TSIS) by Cathy Birkenstein and Gerald Graff.
In their book They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Birkenstein and Graff provide many templates that anyone can use to help organize their thought and writing. You can find a copy of the book in the HCC Libraries. You can also find examples of the templates online -- see the Templates box below on this page for some links to selections.
My guide expands on Birkenstein and Graff by showing how understanding "They Say, I Say" will also help you:
Many videos available online that present the original They Say, I Say templates.
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