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ERIC Number: ED353631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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The Argumentative Introduction in Oral Interpretation.
Mills, Daniel; Gaer, David C.
A study examined introductions used in competitive oral interpretation events. A total of 97 introductions (from four oral interpretation events at a nationally recognized Midwestern intercollegiate forensic tournament) were analyzed using four categories: Descriptive, Simple Theme, Descriptive and Simple Theme, and Argumentative Theme. Results showed that Descriptive and Simple Theme and Descriptive were by far the most commonly utilized introduction approaches, and the Argumentative Theme was the least frequently used. However, the argumentative introduction hones critical thinking and analytical skills, and broadens understanding of the human condition. Forensics educators, coaches, and judges should work together for the advancement of the argumentative perspective. (One table of data is included.) (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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