Although some people believe these authors are taking aware their right to creative and personal writing, Graff and Birkenstein insist that they are merely trying to assist in the ways people structure their writing, rather than writing for them. In sum, then, their view is that their book will only benefit studennts and their writing techniques.
I agreewith Graff and Birkenstein. In my view, the types of templates that the authors recommend are very straight forward and can have any view point fit with them. For instance, in the example, "she argues that...., and I agree because,"can go with any view supporting or not supporting. In addition, you could use many other templates as well. Some might object , of course, on the grounds that the templates will only make their writing sound more robotic, than opinionated. Yet I would argue that the level of enthusiasm in the writing is soley based on the writer itself, rather than the templates. Overall then, I believe the templates that Graff and Birkenstein created, provide support and structure to opinionated writing-an important point to make given the fact that there are many opposing opinions surfacing in today's world.