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Part 2. They Say I Say. I Say Stage: Offering Your Argument to What They Say. Three Ways : Agreeing , Disagreeing , or Combination Make your position clear in the beginning

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part 2

Part 2

They Say I Say

i say stage offering your argument to what they say
I Say Stage: OfferingYour Argument to WhatThey Say
  • ThreeWays: Agreeing, Disagreeing, or Combination
  • Makeyour position clear in the beginning
  • Having a specific stance does not limityou and itallowsyourreader to understandyourthoughtsfrom the verybeginning
  • Templates:
    • I am of twominds. I agreethat ______, but I cannotagreethat _____.
    • Althoughsomereadersmightthinkthatthispoemis about _____, itis in fact about _____.
disagree and explain why
Disagree and ExplainWhy
  • Have to do more than I disagree, must providereasons:
    • I think X ismistakenbecausesheoverlooks _____
    • X’s claim that_____restsupon the questionableassumptionthat ____.
    • By focusing on _____, X overlooks the deeperproblem of _____.
    • The twist it move: page 55. Making a disagreementstatement and makeitassertyour opinion.
agree but with a difference
Agree—but with a difference
  • Don’tsimplyechoviews
  • Open up difference, even in your agreement
    • I agreethat____becausemyexperience____confirmsit.
    • X issurely right about ___because, as shemay not beaware, recentstudies have shownthat____.
    • I agreethat ____, a point thatneedsemphasizingsincesomany people believe ____.
    • Scared to repeat the obvious, see page 59.
agree and disagree
Agree and Disagree
  • Although I agreewith X up to the point, I cannotaccepthisoverall conclusion that ______.
  • Though I concedethat _____, I stillinsistthat _____.
  • X is right that ____, but sheseems on more dubiousgroundwhenshe claims that
  • I’m of twominds : page 61
distinguishing between they say and i say
DistinguishingBetweenThey Say and I Say
  • Making sure the readerknowswhichthoughts are yours
  • Look atexample on page 65.
  • Myownview, however, isthat ____.
  • Avoidtoomuch I statements, page 69.
  • If you are afraidthatyoudon’t know how to distinguishyourthoughtsfromyourauthors, youcanlook at page 70.
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