Description : Widely praised, ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, 12e, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of argumentation and debate using a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material nonintimidating and easy for students to understand. ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE includes thorough coverage of fundamental concepts, detailed models of argumentation, and practical guidance to help students apply and enhance their skills in academic debates and a variety of real-life scenarios. With an emphasis on critical thinking, reasoned decision making, and advocacy skills, this text is perfect for any course that empowers students to participate actively as citizens in a democratic society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Maasa Kevin Desire's Argumentation and Debate was inspired by the difficulties most Sub-Saharan debaters face in formulating winning arguments and ultimately winning the debate. This book thus offers a step by step guide to mastering the art of argumentation and debate while debating in the World Schools Debate Format. Unlike most debate manuals, this book not only offers an in-depth analysis on the nittygritties of the World School Debate Format, which include but not limited to an understanding of team burdens, case development, motion analysis, speaker roles, but also offers a great insight on material on the art of argumentation such as critical thinking, argument construction, assessment and evaluation, logical reasoning, advanced rebuttal - which actually form the heart of any debate. Some of the Chapters in the book are concluded with a section containing FAQs by debaters and coaches. These sections are aimed at expanding the debaters' understanding of the WSD formalities, and also provide answers to some of the most common controversies in debate. Whereas the information in this book has been greatly allied to the World School's Debate Format, it does not mean that it may not be worthwhile for other debate formats. The great debater will actually find this information impressively relevant to debating in other formats of debate. You therefore needn't wait to read. Read now and be ready whenever!