The Official Debating Manual

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Description

The Official Debating Manual provides comprehensive and detailed guidance about the rules and technique of debating.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • What is a Debate?
    • Scoring
    • The Layout of a Debate
  • How to Prepare a Debate in Ten Steps
  • Argument
  • Definition and Interpretation of the Topic
    • Tricky or Quirky Definitions and Interpretations
    • Truisms
    • Definition Debates
  • Arguments
  • What is an Argument?
    • How to Construct Arguments
    • The AREAL Argument Model
    • Using Examples and Illustrations
    • Structuring Arguments Within a Speech
  • Rebuttal
    • Preparing Rebuttal
    • How to Rebut Arguments Raised
    • Organising Rebuttal Within a Speech
    • Ordering Rebuttal
    • How to Present Rebuttal in a Debate
    • Helpful Phrases When Rebutting
  • Fallacies
    • Fallacies of Argument
    • Fallacies of Rebuttal
  • Presentation
    • Style of Presentation
    • Facial Gestures and Eye Contact
    • Body Language
    • Voice
    • Humour
    • Dress
  • Structure
    • Duties of Speakers
    • Explanation of Speaker Duties
    • New Arguments from Third Speakers
    • Timing of Speeches
  • Debating Formats
    • Prepared Format
    • Short Preparation Format
    • Lateral Format
    • Quodlibetical Format
    • One Card Format
  • Appendix 1: Suggested Research Sources
  • Appendix 2: Some Doctrines
  • Glossary