ERIC Number: ED403626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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How To Debate. Revised Edition. (A Speak Out, Write On! Book).
Dunbar, Robert E.
Intended for the young person who is interested in learning the fine points of debate, this handbook states that debate can influence people, sharpen the mind, and enhance a person's speaking abilities. The handbook covers a range of subjects of interest to the young debater--for example, (1) how debates are judged; (2) how to prepare for a debate; (3) methods of argument; (4) how to make the delivery effective; (5) how to take the affirmative side; (6) how the negative attacks; (7) how to listen to an opponent and respond effectively; (8) methods of judging; and (9) types of debate. The handbook provides numerous examples from historic debates to give the reader a feel for the effective use of rhetoric. Appendixes contain ideas for debate topics and a listing of national debate competitions. Also attached is a glossary of debate terms. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Debate, Listening Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Public Speaking, Rhetorical Invention, Secondary Education
Franklin Watts, 95 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - General
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