Chapter 1 emphasizes the point that academic writing is largely argumentative writing.
Graff's emphasis on literature as rational statement bears comparison with the theories of Yvor Wintershis professor at Stanford in the s.
Graff's later research has a heavy focus on pedagogy.
He has discussed things like his own dislike of books at an early age and the way in which academic discourse is needlessly obscure.
Graff is also the founder of Teachers for a Democratic Culturean organization dedicated, in their words, to "combating conservative misrepresentations" of college pedagogy. Graff coined the term "teach the controversy" in his college courses in the s and later set the idea in print in his book Beyond The Culture Wars .
Graff's thesis was that college instructors should teach the conflicts around academic issues so that students may understand how knowledge becomes established and eventually accepted.
The term "teach the controversy" has since become better known after having been appropriated in a different form as the "teach the controversy" movement by individuals seeking to legitimize the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in classrooms. A self-described liberal secularist, Graff has publicly lamented what he considers the misappropriation of his idea for unscholarly purposes.
He teaches writing courses with his wife, Cathy Birkenstein, who is a lecturer in English and received her Ph. Also, while at the University of ChicagoGraff co-founded the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities MAPHa one-year interdisciplinary program, allowing students to take courses in philosophy, English, art history, and other fields.
He was president of the Modern Language Association in Archived from the original on The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing.Frames and their rhetorical uses in academic writing for postsecondary students are compiled by Graff and Birkenstein () in They Say/I Say.
The main argument of this book is that academic writing is a dialogue; helping students understand how to insert themselves into the conversation requires a few writing “moves” that can be helpfully. Table of Contents for: "They say/I say": the moves that matter.
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Aug 28, · Angela Rodriguez. English 1 A cv Mon & Wed Professor Chinchilla. In the introduction to “They Say/ I Say” Graff and Birkenstein provide templates designed to help the reader gain a better knowledge of writing formats along with structure for their writings.
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