Debate, Student Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-11
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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DEBATE...Give your students a voice! Based upon the authors' many years of experience as successful high school debate teachers and coaches, Debate presents a practical approach to students enabling them to do objective research on their debate topics. This contemporary text is designed to give students opportunities to research, write speeches, and experience public speaking and competitive debate.Using a wealth of examples and including the role of ancient philosophers, students are instructed to use the latest research techniques. By presenting influential historical connections, students learn how the classical debates have shaped the contemporary public forum.Debate includes up-to-date trends and Internet research, now an important step in debate preparation, and identifies all forms of argumentation in all forms of debate. Ongoing review and assessment help students understand the material. Features include ethical discussions, great debate references, group activity/cooperative learning, and personal views from well-Known people of how debate is used in the workplace.

Author Biography

Mariann Fedrizzi is a teacher at North Star Academy in Marquette, Michigan. She taught speech, debate, and English in Houston for 24 years where her students brought home numerous honors as state and national contestants. Ms. Fedrizzi is a recipient of the Texas University Interscholastic League Sponsor Excellence Award.
Randy Ellis is a veteran debate teacher and coach. A two-time president of the Texas Forensics Council, Mr. Ellis is Spring High School's fine arts department chair where he has taught for 30 years. He was inducted into the Texas Forensics Association Hall of Fame in 2006.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Debate
What Is Debate?
Debate Skills and Grooming for Debate
Types of Debate
Lincoln-Douglas Debate
The Resolution
The Competition
Lincoln-Douglas Case Construction
Overview of the Speeches
Affirmative Case Construction
Negative Case Construction
Philosophy and Fallacies
Fallacies and Reasoning
Cross-Examination Debate: Affirmative Case
Characteristics of CX Debate, Research and Organization
Build the Affirmative Case
Cross-Examination Debate: Negative Arguments
Use Defensive Negative Arguments
Use Offensive Negative Arguments
Use the Kritik
Cross-Examination Debate: the Competition
Who Does What When
Presentation Skills and Styles
Debate Judging
Student Congress
Bills and Resolutions
Research and Writing
Participate in Student Congress
Public Forum Debate
Format, Speaking Style
Speeches and Times
Crossfire Techniques and Teamwork
Extemporaneous Speaking
What Is Extemporaneous Speaking?
Extemp Materials
The Speech
Original Oratory
What is Oratory?
Preparing Your Speech
The Presentation
Mock Trial
Concepts of Advocacy
Evidentiary Quest the Trial
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