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Practical Guide to Debating Worlds Style/British Parliamentary Style
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The Practical Guide to Debating—Worlds Style equips debaters to debate in Worlds Style, currently the most popular, most international and fastest-growing format of competitive debate. It provides debaters with techniques, ideas and advice to develop debating skills and offers tips for organizing a vibrant club, picking teams and getting the most out of tournaments. It shows you how to adjudicate debates and also contains an in-depth guide to entering and hosting competitions. The Practical Guide helps debaters see inside the mind of an adjudicator, and cuts through debate jargon with a comprehensive glossary of terms. Written in an easy, accessible style, it will guide and accompany debaters through their journey of improvement whether they are nervous beginners or accomplished speakers.
Neill Harvey-Smith was Chair of the World Debating Council from 2008-10. He has been Chief Adjudicator of the European Championships, the US National Championships, the World Online Debating Championships and judged the grand final of the World University Debating Championships on five occasions. As a speaker, Neill was twice national Champion, a World Masters winner and reached the final of the World Championships. He now runs a communication consultancy practice with Garnett & Simpson and is Chief Strategy Officer of Fair Observer.
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.