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Competitive debate : the official guide

Author: Richard Earl Edwards
Publisher: New York : Alpha Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the merits of competitive debate and how to effectively construct and execute a debate speech, using historic examples as guides.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Earl Edwards
ISBN: 9781592576937 1592576931
OCLC Number: 180755034
Description: viii, 375 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The value of debate --
2. Making sense of argument --
3. Getting the most out of research --
4. Choosing the debate format that is right for you --
5. An introduction to policy debate --
6. Affirmative case structures in policy debate --
7. Negative strategy in policy debate --
8. The role of the counterplan in policy debate --
9. Cross-examination technique in policy debate --
10. Critiques in policy debate --
11. An introduction to Lincoln-Douglas debate --
12. Value hierarchies and philosophy in Lincoln-Douglas debate --
13. Affirmative casing in Lincoln-Douglas debate --
14. Negative strategy in Lincoln-Douglas debate --
15. Cross-examination technique in Lincoln-Douglas debate --
16. Format and speaker burdens in public forum debate --
17. The media model in public forum debate --
18. Strategy in public forum debates --
Appendixes --
A. Policy debate final round --
B. Lincoln-Douglas final round --
C. Public forum final round --
D. Organizations governing debate competition --
E. Debate resolutions from previous years --
F. Glossary of debate terms --
Index.
Responsibility: by Richard E. Edwards.
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