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On That Point! An Introduction to Parliamentary Debate
John Meany and Kate Shuster
Available through store
On That Point! is the first parliamentary debate textbook for secondary school students. The text is designed to provide a theoretical and practical foundation for effective participation in parliamentary debate in competition or in the classroom. It provides comprehensive instruction, offering a review of argument construction and extension, case development, refutation of argument claims and evidence, and persuasive speaking. The text includes sample arguments, debate tactics, and practice exercises of value to both novice and experienced debaters.
John Meany is the Director of Forensics, Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California. He has coached students to the US national championship in parliamentary debate. He directs international faculty debate training and student parliamentary debating workshops in the United States and abroad.
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.
Idebate Press is IDEA's publishing arm. We publish books for middle and high school students, their teachers, and for the general reader on debate, debating styles, rhetoric, and critical thinking. We also publish edited collections of essays on current affairs. Unsolicited submissions are welcome, as is the work of first-time authors. We consider submissions year-round on a rolling basis.
If you are interested in publishing with Idebate Press, or editing a contributed volume, you may submit a proposal, sample chapters, or a full manuscript for consideration.
To submit material, please email Jackson Tucker. Include a cover letter and CV. Electronic submissions are preferred; however, you may also send to: IDEA, 105 E. 22nd Street, Suite 915, New York, NY 10010, USA. Average response time to submissions is two months.