Introduction to Public Forum and Congressional Debate

Introduction to Public Forum and Congressional Debate
Jeffrey Hannan, Benjamin Berkman, Chad Meadows
SKU: 978-1-61770-038-5
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Conceived and written by three of the most successful and talented National Forensic League coaches and educators, Introduction to Public Forum and Congressional Debate brings together current best practices for Public Forum and Congressional Debate. By drawing from a wide variety of style, these authors provide and explicate bedrock principles for understanding, teaching, and competing in these popular debate events. 

Public Forum chapters include:

  • Topic Analysis
  • Developing an Argument
  • Writing a Case
  • Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Mechanics of the Debate
  • Crossfire, Refutation
  • The Final Focus
  • Judge Analysis and Adaptation

Congressional Debate chapters include:

  • Researching and Writing Legislation
  • Authorship speeches
  • Legislative Debating Mechanics
  • Delivery and Presence
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Serving as Presiding Officer
  • Contest Procedures

The National Forensic League is a national honor society created to recognize high school students in speech and debate. It is the oldest and largest interscholastic forensic organization. In 2011, more than 112,000 high school and middle school students, representing more than 2,800 high schools and nearly 100 middle schools, built their communication, leadership, cognitive, and presentational skills as members.

Book Specs
6 x 9