Art, Argument, and Advocacy: Mastering Parliamentary Debate

Art, Argument, and Advocacy: Mastering Parliamentary Debate

Art, Argument, and Advocacy: Mastering Parliamentary Debate

Art, Argument, and Advocacy: Mastering Parliamentary Debate

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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 (booknews.com)
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