Winning Debates

Winning Debates

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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 a Argumentation, Stasis and Structure, Basic Strategy and Tactics. The Speakers and their Speeches, Decision Making and Strategy, Paradoxes of Debate, Advanced Tactics, Adjudicating Debates.A Guide to Debating in the Style of the World Universities Debating Championships Steven L. Johnson. 20. For more on ... San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt ... then to argue against the incorrect interpretation promulgated by the Opening Proposition.

Title:Winning Debates
Author:Steven L. Johnson
Publisher:IDEA - 2009


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