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  • ISBN: 9780137767175
  • ISBN10: 013776717X

Nonpolicy Debate

by Bartanen, Michael D.
Frank, David A.

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • Publish date: 02/01/1994
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Description: I. THE THEORY OF DEBATING VALUES. 1. Introduction to Value Debate. The Definition of Debate. Characteristics of Debate. A Brief Background of Debate. Why Debate? Summary. Consider This: Is Debate Best Practiced as a Rhetorical Exercise or a Method of Teaching Critical Thinking? 2. Speaker Duties, Issues, and Debate Formats. The Debate Process. Types of Debate Speeches. Assertions and Claims in Debate Rounds. Presumption and the Burden of Proof. Summary. Consider This: Does Presumption Have Any Place in Nonpolicy Debate? 3. Values, Prepositions, and Stock Issues. The Role of Values in Argumentation and Debate. Debate Propositions. The Role of Stock Issues. Stock Issues in Value Debate. Summary. Consider This: The Confusion About Stock Issues in Nonpolicy Debate. Appendix to Chapter 3: Select Bibliography: Scholarly Materials on Value Theory and Value Argument. 4. Proof in Academic Debate. The Role of Proof in Academic Debate. The Role of Proof in Accepting Claims. Types and Standards of Proof. Types of Debate Evidence. Evaluating Evidence. The Discovery and Presentation of Proof. Summary. Appendix to Chapter 4: Sample Briefs. II. Applying the Theory. 5. Theories of Argument. Theories of the Argumentation Process. An Overview of Argumentation Theories. Audience Analysis and Argument0. Argument Analysis and Argument1. Argument Analysis and Argument2. Implications. Summary. 6. Debate Dynamics. Debate as a Rhetorical Activity. Delivery. Style. Refutation. Cross-Examination. Summary. 7. Debating the Affirmative. Overview of the Affirmative. Structural Responsibilities of the Affirmative. Situational Expectations of the Affirmative. Affirmative Speaker Duties. Proactive and Reactive Affirmative Strategies and Tactics. Summary. 8. The Negative Side. Overview of the Negative. Negative Speaker Duties. Types of Negative Issues and Claims. Negative Strategies. Summary. Consider This: What Strategies Can the Negative Use to Debate Narrow Cases? III. INTEGRATING THEORY AND PRACTICE. 9. Paradigms. What is a Paradigm? Why Do We Use Paradigms in Debate? Paradigms in Debate. Situational Paradigms. Identifying Judges' Preferences. Summary. Consider This: The Narrow Paradigm and Other Voices. 10. The College Debate Tournament. The Role of Tournaments in Debate Training. Preparation for the Tournament. Flowsheets. Tournament Behavior and the Tournament Culture. Accepting and Using Criticism. Summary. 11. Ethics in Academic Debate. Ethical Standards of Debate. Case Studies in Debate Ethics. Summary. Appendix. Sample Debate. Glossary. Index.
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