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Elements of Parliamentary Debate: A Guide to Public Argument, The, 1st edition

  • Trischa Knapp
  • Lawrence Galizio

Published by Pearson (December 3rd 1998) - Copyright © 1999

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Overview

Elements of Parliamentary Debate: A Handbook is the first complete guide available to students on parliamentary debate. The brief handbook covers the basics of parliamentary debate in an easy-to-use and flexible format. Topics covered include debate preparation, resolution analysis, case construction, refutation, argumentation, and delivery and adjudication. As a text or supplement, Elements of Parliamentary Debate offers a handy reference guide to students, instructors and coaches interested in, or now practicing, parliamentary debate.

Table of contents

I. ELEMENTS OF DEBATE.

1. The Parliamentary Experience.

2. Resolutions-Modes and Types.

3. Research.

4. What is an Argument? Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.

5. Building Arguments-State, Explain, Support, Conclude.

6. Fallacies.

II. ELEMENTS OF CASES.

1. Government Burdens.

2. Opposition Burdens.

3. Defining the Resolution.

4. Factual and the Value Resolutions.

5. Policy Resolutions.

6. Refutation and Rebuttal.

7. Rebuttal Speeches.

8. Time/Space Cases.

III. ELEMENTS OF THE ROUND.

1. Prep Time.

2. Speaker’s Roles.

3. POIs and POOs.

4. Flowing and Listening.

5. Delivery.

6. Wit and Humor.

7. Audience Analysis.

8. Understanding the Judge’s Decision.

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