Argumentation and Debate

ISBN-10: 053451510X

ISBN-13: 9780534515102

Edition: 11th 2005 (Revised)

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Master the principles of good argumentation with ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE with InfoTrac! With coverage of academic debate, policy debate, and models of good argumentation, this communication text provides you with the tools you need to learn how to formulate successful arguments. Sample transcripts of real debates, a mini glossary, exercises for each chapter, and debate propositions make studying easy.
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Book details

List price: $245.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/28/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

David L. Steinberg has been The University of Miami's director of debate since 1990. His teams are respected, successful, and have won many awards. They participate in competitive policy debate, parliamentary debate, and frequent public debates. Steinberg was the president of the Cross Examination Debate Association in 2006-2007. CEDA is the professional organization which sponsors and represents intercollegiate policy debate teams in the United States. Steinberg serves in national leadership positions in the American Forensic Association and the National Communication Association. At The University of Miami, he is a lecturer in Communication Studies and teaches courses in Communication Theory, Persuasion, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Organizational Communication, Political Communication, Public Speaking, Business Communication, and Argumentation and Debate. His research and scholarly efforts include Argument in the Public Sphere, Political Communication and Campaign Debates, Academic Debate and Pedagogy, and Rhetorical Criticism. Steinberg is adviser to the Miami Dade Urban Debate League, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies Honorary, The National Communication Association Student Club at UM, and the UM Chapter of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Forensics Honorary. Steinberg has served as a mentor in the UM Student Athlete Mentoring Program and is a lecturer for the Butler Center for Leadership and Service, the University of Miami Freshman Experience, and the Intensive English Program. He holds a Master's Degree in Communication from The University of Tennessee and has completed significant post-graduate work in Communication Studies, Education, and Human Resource Development from The Pennsylvania State University and from Florida International University. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, Steinberg taught and directed debaters at Middle Tennessee State, Penn State, George Mason, and Towson Universities.

Preface
Critical Thinking
Applied and Academic Debate
Stating the Controversy
Analyzing the Controversy
Exploring the Controversy
Evidence
Tests of Evidence
The Structure of Reasoning
Types of Reasoning
Obstacles of Clear Thinking
Requirements of the Case
Building the Affirmative Case
Building the Negative Case
Refutation
Presenting the Case: Composition
Presenting the Case: Delivery
Evaluating the Debate
Modern Procedures: Academic Debate Formats
Applied Parliamentary Debate
Appendices
Presidential Debate
National Championship Debate
National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (NDT)
National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (CEDA)
Debate Bibliography
Glossary of Terms in Argumentation and Debate
Index
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