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About Debating and How to Start - text-based guides to formal debating, covering what a debate is, what a topic is, basic skills of debating, the definition, the team line, the roles of the speakers, matter, manner and method, rebuttal, the marking scheme, common problems and mistakes and more   (Rating: 6.99 Votes: 2193)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Debate Central: Learn to Debate - detailed guides on policy debating and parliamentary debating, with specific instruction on what is debate is, code of the debater, the affirmative case, the disadvantage, the counterplan, the process of critique, the topicality argument, the timeline for a debate, debating skills, debating as a team, cross examination, rebuttals, adapting to judges, how the decision gets made, cross application of ideas, strategic handling of disadvantages, magic words used by debaters, with what kinds of subjects argument is effective, gathering material for building arguments, influencing through evidence, induction, deduction, causal reasoning and analogy, refutation, other sources of persuasion besides logic and more   (Rating: 7.01 Votes: 2105)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

On Line Debating Tutorial - online guides for British Parliamentary Style debating, covering such topics as general rules and guidelines for debate, the speaking order, debate research, the structure of a speech, speaking style, points of information, the roles in a debate and more   (Rating: 7.06 Votes: 2213)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Basics of Debates - 10 Tips - text-based tips on how to improve your debating skills, covering how to think of as many arguments as possible, multiple answers, creating multiple layers of attack/defense, recognizing the clash of values, utilizing a variety of arguments, take-outs, presses, turn-arounds, counter-plans, how to examine your opponent's arguments carefully, responding to every argument, thinking like your opponent, learning from your losses and more   (Rating: 6.91 Votes: 2145)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

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The Debater's Guide - an inexpensive, comprehensive guide to debating that clearly explains the debate process, how to building the debate case, the elements of debate, refutations, cross examination, delivery style and much more

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Other Useful Instructional Books:

Arguing Constructively
Argumentation and Debate : Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making
Arguments and Arguing : The Products and Process of Human Decision Making
The Middle School Debater
Pros and Cons : A Debater's Handbook

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