Speak Out! A Guide to Middle School Debate

Speak Out! A Guide to Middle School Debate
John Meany and Kate Shuster
SKU: 978-1-932716-02-3
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Speak Out is a primer for beginning and intermediate students participating in class and contest debates. Designed to support the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP), the largest and fastest growing middle school debate program in the world, it offers students clear, concise information on public speaking and debating. Combining the practical and theoretical, the text teaches students about verbal and nonverbal communication, how to research and present an argument, how to answer arguments, how to develop debate strategies and how to conduct a formal debate.            

John Meany is the Director of Forensics, Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California. He directs international faculty debate training and student debating workshops in the United States and abroad and authored the first parliamentary debate primer in the United States.

Kate Shuster is the Program Director, Seattle Debate Foundation, Seattle, Washington. A former National Debate Champion at Emory University, she has coached five debate teams to US national championships. A lecturer in public speaking, parliamentary debate, and argument theory, she has trained national and international students and faculty. 

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8.5 x 11
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