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THEY SAY / I SAY is everything I expected from the highly respected Graff and Birkenstien. Take it from a 20+ year teacher of Advanced Placement English - this marvelous little book is one of the most useful writing aids I've ever read. I immediately put it to use with my classes. It shows students how to incorporate their own views into others' arguments in a seamless and sophisticated manner. The book offers an array of templates that students use to make their spoken and written responses to any text carry more weight. The chapters on new trends in science writing (no, it does NOT have to be in passive voice anymore) and the sections on the use of first person (gasp! YES -- it's ok now, we're not in the 1950s anymore) are wonderful. I love this book.