Debater's Guide

ISBN-10: 0809325381
ISBN-13: 9780809325382
Edition: 3rd 2003
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Description: Thousands of debaters at all levels have relied on this practical guide for reference and instruction in argumentation and communication since it was first published in 1961. Now in a third, fully revised edition featuring restructured chapters,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 9/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Thousands of debaters at all levels have relied on this practical guide for reference and instruction in argumentation and communication since it was first published in 1961. Now in a third, fully revised edition featuring restructured chapters, updated examples, and the addition of parliamentary debate as a form,The Debater’s Guidecontinues to be the leading handbook for helping both novice and advanced students develop the skills necessary to successfully apply the basic principles of debate. nbsp; Cutting through theory with clear explanations and specific applications, this compact volume with a broad scope offers students and teachers no-frills assistance in resolving the major problem faced by debaters: the need to present arguments forcefully and cogently while reacting effectively to criticism. Readers are advised on matters from budgeting time in a debate to speaking in outline form through a well-organized series of explanations, specific examples, and graphic presentations related to both policy and value issues.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; Beginning with a clear explication of basic principles,The Debater’s Guidepresents chronologically the steps of building a debate case, reviews the strategy of planning for refutation and defense, and offers sound advice on presenting the case in oral discourse. Expanded contents pages and effective use of subheadings allow for quick reference to any particular aspect of debate, making it an excellent classroom text as well as a valuable, hands-on tool during actual debates. A glossary of key terms used in debate complements the volume.

Jon M. Ericson is dean emeritus of the School of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University. James J. Murphy, professor emeritus of rhetoric and communication at the University of California at Davis, was the founding president of the Northern California Forensic Association. Raymond Bud Zeuschner is a former chair of the Department of Speech Communication and former director of forensics at California Polytechnic State University.

The Value of Debate
Understanding the Process
Case Building: Underlying Concepts
Research and Reasoning
Constructing Affirmative and Negative Cases
Refutation
Cross-Examination
Speakers' Duties
Language and Delivery
The Ideal Debate Speaker
The Stock Cases
Glossary

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