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Art, Argument and Advocacy: Mastering Parliamentary Debate / Edition 1
     

Art, Argument and Advocacy: Mastering Parliamentary Debate / Edition 1

by John Meany, J. Meany, K. Shuster
 

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ISBN-10: 0970213077

ISBN-13: 9780970213075

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: International Debate Education Association

Writing for debate contestants and coaches, Meany (forensics, Claremont McKenna College) and Shuster (Program Director, Seattle Debate Foundation) describe and give advice on the American, or "two team," format and the British, or World Championship, "four team" format. They discuss everything from choosing the topic to understanding the nuts and bolts of tournament

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Writing for debate contestants and coaches, Meany (forensics, Claremont McKenna College) and Shuster (Program Director, Seattle Debate Foundation) describe and give advice on the American, or "two team," format and the British, or World Championship, "four team" format. They discuss everything from choosing the topic to understanding the nuts and bolts of tournament administration. Strategies and skills are examined and argument theory is discussed. Appendices list a number of possible debate topics, present debate resources, reproduce a sample debate, and list glossary terms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970213075
Publisher:
International Debate Education Association
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface6
Chapter 1Parliamentary Debate: Formats and Speaker Responsibilities9
Chapter 2Topics and Topic Interpretation29
Chapter 3Argument Theory for Debaters51
Chapter 4Case Construction79
Chapter 5Answering the Proposition Case103
Chapter 6Research and Evidence117
Chapter 7Opposition Strategy: Disadvantages127
Chapter 8Opposition Strategy: Counterplans149
Chapter 9Opposition Strategy: Critiquing183
Chapter 10Parliamentary Points205
Chapter 11Skills241
Chapter 12Tournament Administration and Topic Selection279
Appendix 1Topics301
Appendix 2Resources329
Sample American Parliamentary Debate Ballot330
Sample British Parliamentary Debate Ballot331
Sample Tournament Calendar332
Debate Support Websites334
Argument Support Websites335
Reference Sites335
Appendix 3Glossary of Terms337
Appendix 4Sample Debate Transcripts352
Index375

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