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Write a paragraph in which you first summarize the authors’ rationale for the templates in the Introduction of They Say/I Say (not the preface). Then, in a second paragraph, articulate your own position in response, using the following template.
In the Introduction to They Say/I Say, the authors provide templates designed to _____. Specifically, they argue that the types of writing templates they offer___. As the authors themselves put it, “___.” Although some people believe ____, the authors insist that ___. In sum, then, their view is that ____.
I [agree/disagree/have mixed feelings]. In my view, the types of templates the authors recommend____. For instance, ____. Overall, then, I believe____.
The following is a list of three topics people have debated. Compose a “they say” argument for them, using any of the templates from Chapter 1 of They Say/ I Say.
Note: you don’t need to research the topics. I just want you to get practice using the Chapter 1 templates.
- Free community college for all
- Social media use among teenagers
- Assigning homework in elementary school
Self-driving vehicles: “Many people think self-driving cars will make roads safer by reducing accidents caused by human error.”