Winning Debates

A Guide to Debating in the Style of the World Universities Debating Championships

Author: Steven L. Johnson

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781932716511

Category: Education

Page: 259

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The format of debating used at the World Universities Debating Championships (also known as British Parliamentary or Worlds-style debating) is the international standard for academic debating. Winning Debates is both an introduction to the format and an advanced consideration of strategies and tactics proven to be effective techniques for successful debating. The text combines a review of the basics of argument theory with an application of those theories to the four-team style of debate. Also addressed are the special strategic and tactical considerations for debates in the Worlds style. Chapters include: On Winning, Arguments & Argumentation, Stasis and Structure, Basic Strategy and Tactics. The Speakers and their Speeches, Decision Making and Strategy, Paradoxes of Debate, Advanced Tactics, Adjudicating Debates.

Debating in the World Schools Style

A Guide

Author: Simon Quinn

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781932716559

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Offers students an overview of the world schools style of debating, with expert advice for every stage of the process, including preparation, rebuttal, style, reply speeches, and points of information.

Powering the Future

The Problems and Possibilities of Green Energy

Author: Amy Kathryn Brown

Publisher: International Debate Education Assn

ISBN: 9781932716528

Category: Education

Page: 197

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Powering the Future brings together material that assesses innovative solutions to the global climate and energy crises. It explores the fundamental differences between alternative and renewable energy sources, and the role of developing nations in implementing these technologies, among other issues. Chapters address: An overview of green energy sources and select worldwide initiatives The benefits of alternative energy Drawbacks to energy alternatives Differing approaches to alternative energy implemen-tation The alternative vs. renewable energy debate Alternative energy in the developing world. A general introduction and introductory essays to each chapter give the reader the necessary background to put the issue in perspective.

Speech and Debate as Civic Education

Author: J. Michael Hogan,Jessica A. Kurr,Michael J. Bergmaier,Jeremy D. Johnson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271080345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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In an era increasingly marked by polarized and unproductive political debates, this volume makes the case for a renewed emphasis on teaching speech and debate, both in and outside of the classroom. Speech and debate education leads students to better understand their First Amendment rights and the power of speaking. It teaches them to work together collaboratively to solve problems, and it encourages critical thinking, reasoned and fact-based argumentation, and respect for differing viewpoints in our increasingly diverse and global society. Highlighting the need for more emphasis on the ethics and skills of democratic deliberation, the contributors to this volume—leading scholars, teachers, and coaches in speech and debate programs around the country—offer new ideas for reinvigorating curricular and co-curricular speech and debate by recovering and reinventing their historical mission as civic education. Combining historical case studies, theoretical reflections, and reports on programs that utilize rhetorical pedagogies to educate for citizenship, Speech and Debate as Civic Education is a first-of-its-kind collection of the best ideas for reinventing and revitalizing the civic mission of speech and debate for a new generation of students. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Jenn Anderson, Michael D. Bartanen, Ann Crigler, Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, David A. Frank, G. Thomas Goodnight, Ronald Walter Greene, Taylor W. Hahn, Darrin Hicks, Edward A. Hinck, Jin Huang, Una Kimokeo-Goes, Rebecca A. Kuehl, Lorand Laskai, Tim Lewis, Robert S. Littlefield, Allan D. Louden, Paul E. Mabrey III, Jamie McKown, Gordon R. Mitchell, Catherine H. Palczewski, Angela G. Ray, Robert C. Rowland, Minhee Son, Sarah Stone Watt, Melissa Maxcy Wade, David Weeks, Carly S. Woods, and David Zarefsky.

The Practical Guide to Debating, Worlds Style/British Parliamentary Style

Author: Neill Harvey-Smith

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781617700163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Equips debaters to debate in Worlds Style, currently the most popular, most international and fastest-growing format of competitive debate. It provides debaters with techniques, ideas and advice to develop debating skills and offers tips for organizing a vibrant club, picking teams and getting the most out of tournaments.

The Pragmatics of Manipulation in British and American Political Debates

Author: Waleed Ridha Al-Juwaid,Salwa Ibrahim Kamil,Fareed Hameed Al-Hindawi

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3960671318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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The main concern of this work is to tackle manipulation in communicative events as one of the means used by politicians to achieve certain goals such as influencing the behavior, desire, belief and emotions of others to their self-interests without evident detection of their communicative intention. As a communicative event and from a pragmatic point of view, manipulation in the political field has not been given enough attention. Thus, this study scrutinizes the pragmatic aspects of manipulation in British and American political debates. As such, it sets itself the task of achieving several aims, the most important of which are: (1) specifying the pragmatic criterion/criteria according to whose presence a certain political debate is considered as manipulative, (2) identifying the manipulation types used by politicians and the pragmatic strategies via which each type is fulfilled, (3) exhibiting the whole pragmatic structure of manipulative, whether British or American, political debates, (4) pinpointing both the manipulative pragmatic strategies used to fulfill each sub-stage (component) and manipulative strategies adopted to attain all the sub-stages (components) of the entire pragmatic structure of manipulation, (5) highlighting the manipulative pragmatic strategies, the manipulative strategies, as well as the manipulation types highly resorted to by politicians in political debates, (6) showing transparent inter/intra-differences that can be detected in terms of the debater's employment of manipulation types, the whole pragmatic structure of manipulation, the manipulative pragmatic strategies, and the manipulative strategies used by the debaters, and (7) developing a pragmatic model for identifying the types of manipulation and the pragmatic strategies used to fulfill each type; in addition to another eclectic model to analyze the pragmatic structure and strategies of the data under scrutiny.

Think, Speak, Win: Discover the Art of Debate

Author: Guarav Keerthi

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814634972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Many books on persuasive speaking only teach you how to speak persuasively, but they don’t teach you how to also think persuasively. Debaters tend to excel when they are put on the spot, because they know how to think fast, speak well, and win audiences. Think, Speak, Win: Discover the Art of Debate” provides a first-of-its-kind comprehensive introduction to the basics of debating for young students as well as interested adults, in a light-hearted and interesting style. This book breaks down the skills of debating into simple, memorable, and easy-to-follow chapters, and even covers the basics of coaching a school team and judging a debate competition. The skills of debating can help you achieve greater success at work and school, and this book guides you through a memorable 6-step process to apply “Debate-Thinking” to situations such as interviews, essay writing, impromptu speeches, presentations, and even leadership and management. You will never be at a loss for words again!

Across the House

The Art and Science of World Universities Championship Debating

Author: Ian T. Lising

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757574108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

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The Code of the Debater

Introduction to Policy Debating

Author: Alfred Snider

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781932716412

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Provides a practical introduction to policy debate for beginners and a quick reference for expeienced debaters. Sections present background on policy debate and debate tournaments; the basics of policy debate, including how to present and attack cases, deal with stock issues and disadvantages, and develop counterplans; and the role and responsibilities of each debater. Code of the Debater also helps debaters develop important skills: speaking, cross-examining, flowing, organizing; analyzing evidence, and briefing. Each section includes exercises to help users put abstract ideas into practice.

Speak Out!

Debate and Public Speaking in the Middle Grades

Author: Kate Shuster,John Meany

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781932716023

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Speak Out is a primer for beginning and intermediate students participating in class and contest debates. It offers students clear, concise information on public speaking and debating. Combining the practical and theoretical, the text teaches students about verbal and nonverbal communication, how to research and present an argument, how to answer arguments, how to develop debate strategies and how to conduct a formal debate.

Winning Debates

A Guide to Debating in the Style of the World Universities Debating Championships

Author: Steven L. Johnson

Publisher: International Debate Education Assn

ISBN: 9781617700798

Category: Education

Page: 237

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The format of debating used at the World Universities Debating Championships (also known as British Parliamentary or Worlds-style debating) is the international standard for academic debating.


The Practical Guide to Debating, Worlds Style/British Parliamentary Style

Author: Neill Harvey-Smith

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781617700163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Equips debaters to debate in Worlds Style, currently the most popular, most international and fastest-growing format of competitive debate. It provides debaters with techniques, ideas and advice to develop debating skills and offers tips for organizing a vibrant club, picking teams and getting the most out of tournaments.

Art, Argument, and Advocacy

Mastering Parliamentary Debate

Author: John Meany,Kate Shuster

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9780970213075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

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This text is designed to provide a foundation for effective participation in academic parliamentary debate competition. It explores contemporary parliamentary debate formats and also includes arguments, debate tactics and practice exercises.

Pros and Cons

A Debaters Handbook

Author: Debbie Newman,Trevor Sather,Ben Woolgar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134616724

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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Pros and Cons: A Debaters Handbook offers a unique and invaluable guide to the arguments both for and against over 140 current controversies and global issues. Since it was first published in 1896 the handbook has been regularly updated and this nineteenth edition includes new entries on topics such as the right to possess nuclear weapons, the bailing out of failing industries, the protection of indigenous languages and the torture of suspected terrorists. Equal coverage is given to both sides of each debate in a dual column format which allows for easy comparison. Each entry also includes a list of related topics and suggestions for possible motions. The introductory essay describes debating technique, covering the rules, structure and type of debate, and offering tips on how to become a successful speaker. The book is then divided into eight thematic sections, where specific subjects are covered individually.

Metaphors We Live By

Author: George Lakoff,Mark Johnson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226470997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"—metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.

Strategic Argumentation in Parliamentary Debate

Author: Eric Robertson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492938590

Category: Education

Page: 96

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This book provides a strong framework for creating debate cases and becoming an amazing debater. It includes items like simple outlines to plug in content to advanced and creative techniques to blow your opponents out of the water. All types of cases, topicality, opposition strategies, and practice techniques are discussed in a way that is easy to understand and simple to use.

How to Win Every Argument

The Use and Abuse of Logic

Author: Madsen Pirie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147252697X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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In the second edition of this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie builds upon his guide to using - and indeed abusing - logic in order to win arguments. By including new chapters on how to win arguments in writing, in the pub, with a friend, on Facebook and in 140 characters (on Twitter), Pirie provides the complete guide to triumphing in altercations ranging from the everyday to the downright serious. He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in argument. We all like to think of ourselves as clear-headed and logical - but all readers will find in this book fallacies of which they themselves are guilty. The author shows you how to simultaneously strengthen your own thinking and identify the weaknesses in other people arguments. And, more mischievously, Pirie also shows how to be deliberately illogical - and get away with it. This book will make you maddeningly smart: your family, friends and opponents will all wish that you had never read it. Publisher's warning: In the wrong hands this book is dangerous. We recommend that you arm yourself with it whilst keeping out of the hands of others. Only buy this book as a gift if you are sure that you can trust the recipient.


Playing to Win

Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Author: Hilary Levey Friedman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520276752

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 288

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"Many parents work more hours outside of the home and their lives are crowded with more obligations than ever before; many children spend their evenings and weekends trying out for all-star teams, traveling to regional and national tournaments, and eating dinner in the car while being shuttled between activities. In this vivid ethnography, based on almost 200 interviews with parents, children, coaches and teachers, Hilary Levey probes the increase in children's participation in activities outside of the home, structured and monitored by their parents, when family time is so scarce. As the parental "second shift" continues to grow, alongside it a second shift for children has emerged--especially among the middle- and upper-middle classes--which is suffused with competition rather than mere participation. What motivates these particular parents to get their children involved in competitive activities? Parents' primary concern is their children's access to high quality educational credentials--the biggest bottleneck standing in the way of, or facilitating entry into, membership in the upper-middle class. Competitive activities, like sports and the arts, are seen as the essential proving ground that will clear their children's paths to the Ivy League or other similar institutions by helping them to develop a competitive habitus. This belief, motivated both by reality and by perception, and shaped by gender and class, affects how parents envision their children's futures; it also shapes the structure of children's daily lives, what the children themselves think about their lives, and the competitive landscapes of the activities themselves"--