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They also help students enter academic discussions and debates. As the authors themselves put it, the underlying structure of effective academic writing resides not just in stating our own ideas, but in listening closely to others around us. Summarizing their views in a way that they will recognize, and responding with our own ideas in return. I agree. In my view, the types of templates that the authors recommend help students organize ideas, and help them join in on conversation or arguments about the topic.
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When I wrote my blog post on how to properly teach our students how to do Description vs Analysis in their academic writing , I linked to a number of resources. The one that Dr. I do not teach argumentative writing though CIDE, my institution, has a series of courses on this — which probably follow a different model because CIDE is a Spanish-speaking institution in a Spanish-speaking country , but I do teach courses in public policy where I need my students to conduct analyses. Since I teach all my courses in English, I needed a different model, particularly because I have noticed that sometimes students do not know how to write good analysis instead of providing very descriptive texts. I think the book is very well summarized in the following direct quote off of the text p.