Competitive Debate

The Official Guide

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Publisher Description

The bible for debaters and their coaches.

Nearly every high school and college in America has a debate club and/or a debate team. There are hundreds of competitions at the county and state level, culminating in heated national competitions. Yet, at many high schools and colleges, coaches are drawn from the history or English departments with little or no experience in the highly structured procedures of this popular discipline. And while competitive debate has been growing each year as a prime academic activity, there have been no popular handbooks to help students and coaches prepare for contests effectively and efficiently. Practical and authoritative, this guide includes not only tips and guidelines for effective preparation and delivery, but full-length, actual transcripts of successful competitions in each format. Endorsed by the two national governing bodies for competitive debate-the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Forensic League-and priced for the budget-conscious student and high school teacher alike, Competitive Debate: The Official Guide is set to become the instructional "bible" for tens of thousands of present and future debaters and their coaches. Inside, Dr. Richard Edwards-award winning debate coach, professor, former competitive debate judge, and author-leads readers through the three popular formats of competitive debate:

* Policy Debate
* Lincoln-Douglas Debate
* Public Forum Debate

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2008
June 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
DK Publishing
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

jsa72 ,

Amazing

This literally changed my whole strategy in the debate world! Its helpful especially to someone like me a pfer who's coach doesn't really do anything. I never spend money on books but after the sample I just had to! This was defiantly worth the money and is a lot cheaper than other debate books I've researched.

Practical V ,

Straight-Forward

This book is written in practical manner that makes it easy to use for both learner and teacher. One knock is that it very USA focused and does not address popular international styles like the British Parliamentary style.