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Books in the Library
The Australian Schoolkids' Guide to Debating and Public Speaking by
This book covers everything kids, parents and teachers need to know about debating and public speaking. Claire Duffy not only demystifies the process but makes it fun by drawing on her many years of experience working directly with students. Learn all about the best way to prepare, the persuasive power of reason, the art of argument and rebuttal and, when it comes to that, how to lose graciously. Including practical tips from the pros and helpful step-by-step examples, this is the essential handbook for making every spoken word count.
Call Number: 808.51 DUF
Pros and Cons by
Pros and Cons: A Debaters Handbook offers a unique and invaluable guide to current controversies, providing material for debate on a wide range of topics. Arguments for and against each subject appear in adjacent columns for easy comparison, and related topics and suggestions for possible motions are listed at the end of each entry. Since its publication in 1896 the handbook has been regularly updated and this eighteenth edition includes new issues such as censorship of the internet, genetic engineering and the legalisation of prostitution. The introductory essay describes debating technique, covering the rules, structure and type of debate, and offering tips on how to become a successful speaker. The book is then divided into eight thematic sections, where specific subjects are covered individually.
Call Number: 808.53 PRO