The Debater s Guide Fourth Edition

Author: Jon M. Ericson
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809386356
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tens of thousands of readers have studied and applied this practical guide to instruction in argumentation and communication since it was first published in 1961. In this fourth edition-the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition-authors Jon M. Ericson, James J. Murphy, and Raymond Bud Zeuschner have made significant revisions to improve the depth, flow, and clarity of this popular debater's handbook. With straightforward explanations and specific applications geared toward contemporary debate practice, this compact volume offers students and teachers clear-cut assistance in resolving the key problem faced by debaters: the need to present arguments forcefully and cogently while reacting effectively to criticism. Beginning with a candid explanation of the basic principles of debate, The Debater's Guide then introduces the steps to building a case, from reviewing strategies for refutation and defense to engaging in cross-examination, solid research, and critical thinking. It advises readers on a wide range of important topics, from budgeting time in a debate to speaking in outline form by using a well-organized series of explanations, specific examples, and graphic presentations related to both policy and value issues. The authors apply these concepts to a variety of formats and situations commonly found in high school and collegiate debating. Avoiding jargon and complex theory discussions, The Debater's Guide offers sound advice on presenting an effective case in oral discourse, helps students build their understanding of how and why debate functions, and provides a solid foundation for success in any format. The expanded contents pages and new subheadings allow for quick reference to any particular aspect of debate, making this new edition an excellent choice for classroom use as well as a valuable hands-on tool during debates.

The Debater s Guide Fourth Edition

Author: James J. J. Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tens of thousands of readers have studied and applied this practical guide to instruction in argumentation and communication since it was first published in 1961. In this fourth edition-the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition-authors Jon M. Ericson, James J. Murphy, and Raymond Bud Zeuschner have made significant revisions to improve the depth, flow, and clarity of this popular debater's handbook. With straightforward explanations and specific applications geared toward contemporary debate practice, this compact volume offers students and teachers clear-cut assistance in resolving the key problem faced by debaters: the need to present arguments forcefully and cogently while reacting effectively to criticism. Beginning with a candid explanation of the basic principles of debate, The Debater's Guide then introduces the steps to building a case, from reviewing strategies for refutation and defense to engaging in cross-examination, solid research, and critical thinking. It advises readers on a wide range of important topics, from budgeting time in a debate to speaking in outline form by using a well-organized series of explanations, specific examples, and graphic presentations related to both policy and value issues. The authors apply these concepts to a variety of formats and situations commonly found in high school and collegiate debating. Avoiding jargon and complex theory discussions, The Debater's Guide offers sound advice on presenting an effective case in oral discourse, helps students build their understanding of how and why debate functions, and provides a solid foundation for success in any format. The expanded contents pages and new subheadings allow for quick reference to any particular aspect of debate, making this new edition an excellent choice for classroom use as well as a valuable hands-on tool during debates.

CSET English Subtests I IV Book Online

Author: John Allen
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738612022
Format: PDF, Kindle
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REA's CSET: English Subtests I-IV with Online Tests Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! California requires all prospective English teachers to take the CSET: English Test. Recently, the CSET: English subtests were revised to align more closely with the California Common Core State Standards. The subtests also include new material in the areas of writing across the curriculum, reading and analyzing a variety of informational texts, and analyzing the details of dramatic works and performance. This third edition of our CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) English Subtests I-IV test prep has been expanded to address these changes. It includes: * A complete overview of the four CSET: English subtests * A comprehensive review of every domain, with updated material * Two full-length practice tests for each subtest (in the book and online), with online diagnostic tools to help you personalize your study Our book is perfect for teacher education students and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach English in California. The skills required for all four subtests fulfill the objectives set by the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This all-new test prep contains an in-depth review of all the competencies tested on the CSET English Subtests I-IV: Literature and Reading Informational Texts; Composition and Rhetoric; Language, Linguistics, and Literacy; Communication, Speech, Media and Creative Performance. The book includes 2 full-length practice exams based on actual CSET questions. Both practice tests are also available online with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed answer explanations. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you will succeed when it counts. REA's CSET: English Subtests I-IV test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach English in California!