In this discussion topic, you will post a short description of, section of, and response to Graff and Birkenstein’s material. This topic is designed to help you understand rhetorical strategies in the reading material and to practice writing responses to academic material.
1. After reading over the Graff and Birkenstein material and taking notes on your response, please post a short description of Graff and Birkenstein’s argument about academic writing.
2. Post a single template list from the reading. (The templates begin in Chapter 1 on page 22.) Please include a single sentence explaining how the template is meant to be used according to Graff and Birkenstein.
3. Post your response to the template section that you’ve chosen.
Please note that you will not be able to see other students’ responses to this discussion topic until you post your response.