Competitive Debate: The Official Guide

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592576937
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 481,777
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Edwards, Ph.D., is a professor of communications at Baylor University and a seasoned college and high school debate coach. A regular judge at national debate competitions around the country, he's held executive positions in both the National Debate Tournament and the American Debate Association. In addition to hundreds of scholarly articles on debate, he has written instruction audio tapes on debate for educational associations, research software, and several industry publications.
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Table of Contents


The Value of Debate     1
Making Sense of Argument     13
Getting the Most Out of Research     33
Choosing the Debate Format That Is Right for You     63
An Introduction to Policy Debate     69
Affirmative Case Structures in Policy Debate     87
Negative Strategy in Policy Debate     99
The Role of the Counterplan in Policy Debate     117
Cross-Examination Technique in Policy Debate     129
Critiques in Policy Debate     137
An Introduction to Lincoln-Douglas Debate     149
Value Hierarchies and Philosophy in Lincoln-Douglas Debate     159
Affirmative Casing in Lincoln-Douglas Debate     171
Negative Strategy in Lincoln-Douglas Debate     179
Cross-Examination Technique in Lincoln-Douglas Debate     185
Format and Speaker Burdens in Public Forum Debate     189
The Media Model in Public Forum Debate     199
Strategy in Public Forum Debates     207
Appendixes
Policy Debate Final Round     217
Lincoln-Douglas Final Round     261
Public Forum Final Round     283
Organizations Governing Debate Competition     307
Debate Resolutions from Previous Years     311
Glossary of Debate Terms     329
Index     351
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