The Debater s Guide Fourth Edition

Author: Jon M. Ericson
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809386356
Format: PDF, ePub
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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:
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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.

Debate and Critical Analysis

Author: Robert James Branham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136695524
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rather than approach debate primarily as a form of interscholastic competition, this unique book identifies it as an activity that occurs in many settings: scientific conferences, newspaper op-ed pages, classrooms, courts of law, and everyday domestic life. Debate is discussed as an integral part of academic inquiry in all disciplines. As in all fields of study, various competing views are advanced and supported; Debate and Critical Analysis is designed to better prepare the student to assess and engage them. This text posits four characteristics of true debate -- argument development, clash, extension, and perspective -- which form the basic structure of the book. Each concept or aspect of argument covered is illustrated by an example drawn from contemporary or historical sources, allowing the reader to actually see the techniques and strategies at work. All popular forms of competitive debate, including "policy," "Lincoln-Douglas," "value-oriented," and "parliamentary," are discussed in detail -- as embedded in the actual topical controversies with which they are concerned. In this way, the student can learn the structures, reasoning processes, and strategies that may be employed, as well as the practical affairs of debating, from brief-writing to the flowsheet.

Discovering the World Through Debate

Author: Robert Trapp
Publisher: IDEA
ISBN: 9781932716061
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Discovering the World through Debate provides a practical guide to educational debate in an international setting. It offers a comprehensive introduction to the Karl Popper debate format and presents in-depth, step-by-step information on how to prepare and run a debate event." "The third edition has been completely revised and expanded to meet the needs of students who are ready to progress to new and more complex levels of argumentation and debate. New chapters on argumentation promote a more complete examination of the process of argument construction and provide a thorough discussion of constructing arguments for and against various kinds of debate propositions. As in previous editions, the book presents practical illustrations to help users understand complex concepts."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Debatabase Book

Author: International Debate Education Association
Publisher: IDEA
ISBN: 9780972054164
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"An invaluable resource for debaters, The Debatabase Book provides background, arguments and resources on more than 125 debate topics in areas as diverse as business, science and technology, environment, politics, religion, culture, and education. All topics have been updated and 15 new topics added for the revised edition." "Each entry presents: an introduction placing the topic in context; arguments pro and con; sample motions; and Web links and print resources for further research. Organized in a handy A-Z format, the book also includes a topical index for easy searching."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Pros and Cons

Author: Debbie Newman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134616724
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pros and Cons: A Debaters Handbook offers a unique and invaluable guide to the arguments both for and against over 140 current controversies and global issues. Since it was first published in 1896 the handbook has been regularly updated and this nineteenth edition includes new entries on topics such as the right to possess nuclear weapons, the bailing out of failing industries, the protection of indigenous languages and the torture of suspected terrorists. Equal coverage is given to both sides of each debate in a dual column format which allows for easy comparison. Each entry also includes a list of related topics and suggestions for possible motions. The introductory essay describes debating technique, covering the rules, structure and type of debate, and offering tips on how to become a successful speaker. The book is then divided into eight thematic sections, where specific subjects are covered individually.

Cengage Advantage Books The Speaker s Compact Handbook

Author: Jo Sprague
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305854799
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Packing a wealth of information into a succinct resource, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE SPEAKER'S COMPACT HANDBOOK, 5th Edition, provides a comprehensive yet concise reference for the introductory public speaking course. An excellent value and useful to students in any major, this brief handbook grounded in academic research and practical experience features speech excerpts and full-speech examples, illustrations, and critical thinking questions that students can use on their journey to becoming effective public speakers. The spiral-bound format and flexible standalone chapters allow students to access the topics they need to create great speeches easily, while Key Points, Quick Tips, and Checklists help them stay on track. New Web Links features point students to additional information on related topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Competitive Debate

Author: Richard Edwards, Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440630674
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The bible for debaters and their coaches. Nearly every high school and college in America has a debate club and/or a debate team. There are hundreds of competitions at the county and state level, culminating in heated national competitions. Yet, at many high schools and colleges, coaches are drawn from the history or English departments with little or no experience in the highly structured procedures of this popular discipline. And while competitive debate has been growing each year as a prime academic activity, there have been no popular handbooks to help students and coaches prepare for contests effectively and efficiently. Practical and authoritative, this guide includes not only tips and guidelines for effective preparation and delivery, but full-length, actual transcripts of successful competitions in each format. Endorsed by the two national governing bodies for competitive debate-the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Forensic League-and priced for the budget-conscious student and high school teacher alike, Competitive Debate: The Official Guide is set to become the instructional "bible" for tens of thousands of present and future debaters and their coaches. Inside, Dr. Richard Edwards-award winning debate coach, professor, former competitive debate judge, and author-leads readers through the three popular formats of competitive debate: * Policy Debate * Lincoln-Douglas Debate * Public Forum Debate

CSET English Subtests I IV Book Online

Author: John Allen
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738612022
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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!