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    • Debate

    • Debate is contention in argument; strife, dissension, quarrelling, controversy; especially a formal discussion of subjects before a public assembly or legislature, in Parliament or in any deliberative assembly. Debate is a method of formally presenting an argument in a structured manner. Through logical consistency, f ... Read »


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    • Public debate

    • Public debate may mean simply debating by the public, or in public. The term is also used for a particular formal style of debate in a competitive or educational context. Two teams of two compete through six rounds of argument, giving persuasive speeches on a particular topic. Before the round takes place, the tea ... Read »


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    • Dyab Abou Jahjah

    • Dyab Abou Jahjah (Arabic: دياب أبو جهجه‎‎, born 24 June 1971 in Hanin, Lebanon) is an Arab political activist and writer who was active in Europe between 2001 and 2007. He is the founder and former leader of the Arab European League (AEL), a Pan-Arabist movement that supports ... Read »


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    • Argumentation and Advocacy

    • Former names
      'Journal of the American Forensic Association' Find out here Discipline Argumentation theory Language English Edited by Harry Weger Publication details Publisher
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      1964–present Frequency Quarterly Indexing ISSN 1051-1431
      OCLC no. 18603907
    • Argumentation and Advocacy  

      Argumentation and Advocacy is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the American Forensic Association, edited by Harry Weger of the University of Central Florida. The journal was previously edited by Catherine H. Palczewski and John Fritch. The journal's focus is on moving the study of argumentation ... Read »


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    • Argumentation and Debate

    • Argumentation and Debate was a long-running series of educational books about debating published by Macmillan from 1904 to 1969. The earliest editions were written by Craven Laycock and Robert Leighton Scales, both affiliated with Dartmouth College. They dedicated the book to colleague Charles Francis Richardson. In 19 ... Read »


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    • Argumentation theory

    • Argumentation theory, or argumentation, is the interdisciplinary study of how conclusions can be reached through logical reasoning; that is, claims based, soundly or not, on premises. It includes the arts and sciences of civil debate, dialogue, conversation, and persuasion. It studies rules of inference, logic, and pro ... Read »


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    • Asia World Schools Debating Championship

    • Asia World Schools Debatin g Championship

      Asia World Schools Debating Championship, commonly coined as AWSDC, is an annual international debate competition founded by the Debate Society of Anglo Singapore International School in 2013. The 1st Asia World Schools Debating Championship was held from 1–8 August 2013 at Anglo Singapore International School's C ... Read »


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    • Balloon debate

    • A balloon debate is a debate in which a number of speakers attempt to win the approval of an audience. The audience is invited to imagine that the speakers are flying in a hot-air balloon which is sinking and that someone must be thrown out if everyone is not to die. Each speaker has to make the case why they should n ... Read »


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    • Congressional Debate

    • Congressional Debate (also known as Student Congress, Legislative Debate) is a form of interscholastic high school debate in the United States. The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL), many state associations and national invitational tournaments offer Congressional D ... Read »


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    • Debate chamber

    • A debate chamber is a room for people to discuss and debate. When used for legislative purposes, it may also be known as a council chamber, legislative chamber, chamber of parliament, or similar term. Debate chambers are used in governmental and educational bodies, such as a parliament, congress, city council, or a uni ... Read »


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    • Debate Mate


    • Debates in ancient India

    • There was, for a considerable period of time, a very lively and extensively practiced tradition of formal debates in ancient India. These debates were conducted, sometimes with royal patronage, to examine various religious, philosophical, moral and doctrinal issues. The corpus of knowledge on conducting a successful de ... Read »


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    • Dhaka University Debating Society

    • Dhaka University Debating Society shortly known as (ডি.ইউ.ডি.এস.) DUDS, is an organization that is connected with Bangladesh Debate movement. According to the full guideline of Dhaka University authority this organization is working to spread debate by the students of Dhaka Unive ... Read »


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    • Discourse

    • Discourse (from Latin discursus, "running to and from") denotes written and spoken communications such as: As discourse, an enouncement (statement) is not a unit of semiotic signs, but an abstract construct that allows the semiotic signs to assign meaning, and so communicate specific, repeatable communications to, bet ... Read »


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    • Discussion moderator

    • A discussion moderator or debate moderator is a person whose role is to act as a neutral participant in a debate or discussion, holds participants to time limits and trying to keep them from straying off the topic of the questions being raised in the debate. Sometimes moderators may ask questions intended to allow the ... Read »


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    • Dramatic Interpretation

    • Dramatic Interpretation (often shortened to "Dramatic Interp," "Drama" or just "DI") is an event in National Forensic League (and NFL-related) high school forensics competitions. In a typical round of DI, five to seven performers will each perform a "cutting" (excerpt) from a readily available, published (copyrighted ... Read »


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    • Duet Acting

    • Duet Acting (often shortened to "Duet" or abbreviated as "DA" in tournament schedules and results) is an event in competitive high school forensics. Similar to Duo Interpretation, Duet Acting varies in two major respects: first, Duet is not an official National Forensic League event although some state organizations, s ... Read »


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    • Evidence pool

    • An evidence pool is used by debate teams to share "cards" and evidence for a policy debate. Supporters join evidence pools note the benefits, including access to a large sum of evidence with a relatively small amount of evidence that you must submit to the pool itself. ... Read »


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    • Extemporaneous speaking

    • Extemporaneous speaking, colloquially known as extemp, is a limited-preparation speech event based on research and original analysis. Extemporaneous speaking is a competitive speaking event in the United States in both high school and college forensics competition. Extemporaneous speaking provides 30 minutes of prepara ... Read »


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    • Fishbowl (conversation)

    • A fishbowl conversation is a form of dialog that can be used when discussing topics within large groups. Fishbowl conversations are sometimes also used in participatory events such as Unconferences. The advantage of Fishbowl is that it allows the entire group to participate in a conversation. Several people can join th ... Read »


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    • Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

    • International Extemporaneous Speaking (also called Foreign International Extemporaneous Speaking, and variously contracted to International Extemp, Foreign Extemp, FX, FEX, or IX) is a style of competitive speaking sponsored by the National Forensic League. It is identical in structure to U.S. Extemp, except that the t ... Read »


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    • The Great Debaters

    • The Great Debaters

      The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biographical drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington. It is based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team by Tony Scherman for the spring 1997 issue of American Legacy. The film co-stars Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker, Gina Ravera, Jer ... Read »


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    • Heart of Europe Debating Tournament

    • The Heart of Europe International Debating Tournament (HOE DT) is an annual debating tournament for high school-level teams which is held in English. The Heart of Europe Debating Tournament is a WSDC (World Schools Debating Championships) based international debate tournament founded by John L. Wickham and the stu ... Read »


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    • Humorous Interpretation

    • Humorous Interpretation (often shortened to "Humorous Interp", "HI", or simply "Humor") is an event in competitive middle and high school forensics leagues such as the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association and the National Forensic League. It consists of a piece from any published work, edited to ... Read »


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    • Intelligence Squared

    • Intelligence Squared

      Intelligence Squared is an organisation that stages debates around the world. It was founded in 2002 in London where its head office is based, but now also operates globally in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Greece, Chile, and Israel. The debates are held in the traditional Oxford style, with as many as 2,500 people att ... Read »


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    • Jugend debattiert international

    • Jugend debattiert international is a German-language debating competition for students based on the national German pupils' contest Jugend debattiert. It is held in ten countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg), Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Uk ... Read »


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    • List of Intelligence Squared US Debates


    • Listen to Me (film)

    • Listen to Me (film)

      Listen to Me is a 1989 American drama film written and directed by Douglas Day Stewart. Released on May 5, 1989, it stars Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, and Roy Scheider. The film was largely shot on location in Malibu, California, including the campus of Pepperdine University. Listen to Me centers around a group of co ... Read »


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    • Long Table

    • The Long Table is an "experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance-installation-roundtable-discussion-dinner-party designed to facilitate dialogue through the gathering together of people with common interests" developed by the artist and academic Lois Weaver. The idea was inspired by the 1995 Dutch fil ... Read »


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    • National Catholic Forensic League

    • National Catholic Forensic League

      The National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) is a speech and debate league that was formed in 1951. It is organized into regions which correspond to Roman Catholic dioceses. Member schools include both public and parochial high schools. The NCFL recruits member schools in both the United States and Canada. As of Januar ... Read »


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    • National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence

    • The National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence operates an invitation-only national championship tournament once per year for parliamentary debate (a.k.a. parli). NPTE attracts the top teams in the nation that compete in the parli debate format supported by the National Parliamentary Debate Association. Teams qua ... Read »


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    • The Open Communication

    • The Open Communication

      The Open Communication Universities Debating Network (Serbian: Отворена комуникација / Otvorena komunikacija) was founded in 1997 in Belgrade. Founded by both professors and students, it was established as an organization which promotes civic discourse, non-vi ... Read »


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    • Oratorical Interpretation

    • Oratorical Interpretation (often shortened to Oral Interp, Oratorical Interp, Oratorical, or abbreviated to OI) is an event in American competitive high school forensics. In 2015 the category was officially renamed to Declamation. Similar to Original Oratory, Oratorical differs in that the speeches performed must be pu ... Read »


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    • Original Advocacy

    • Original Advocacy is a type of speech event practiced in California High School Speech Association (or CHSSA) event, in which the speaker writes a persuasive speech and delivers it in competition. It is often referred to as 'OA', and is the Californian High School version of persuasive speeches. The speaker has ten min ... Read »


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    • Parliamentary debate

    • Parliamentary debate (also referred to as "parli") is an academic debate event. Many university-level institutions in English-speaking nations sponsor parliamentary debate teams. In addition the format is currently spreading to the high school level. Despite the name, the parli is not related to debate in governmental ... Read »


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    • Point of information (competitive debate)

    • In competitive debate, most commonly in the World Schools, Karl Popper and British Parliamentary debate styles, a Point of Information or a POI is when a member of the team opposing that of the current speaker gets to briefly interrupt the current speaker, offering a POI in the form of a question or a statement. This m ... Read »


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    • Pragma-dialectics

    • Pragma-dialectics, or pragma-dialectical theory, developed by Frans H. van Eemeren and Rob Grootendorst (see 1984; 1992; 2004) at the University of Amsterdam, is an argumentation theory that is used to analyze and evaluate argumentation in actual practice. Unlike strictly logical approaches (which focus on the study of ... Read »


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    • ProCon.org

    • ProCon.org is a non-profit charitable organization headquartered in Santa Monica, California in the United States. It operates the ProCon.org website, an online resource for research on controversial issues. The content of ProCon.org is produced by five staff researchers, and its stated mission is “Promoting criti ... Read »


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    • Ransberger pivot


    • Resolution (debate)

    • In general, a resolution in the context of debate by an assembly is a formulation of a determination, expression of opinion, etc., submitted to an assembly or meeting for consideration. A proposal is put to the meeting, debated, and a resolution adopted. In policy debate, a form of formal speech competition, a resolut ... Read »


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    • Round table (furniture)

    • A round table is a table which has no "head" and no "sides", and therefore no one person sitting at it is given a privileged position and all are treated as equals. The idea stems from the Arthurian legend about the Knights of the Round Table in Camelot. Today, round tables are often used at conferences involving many ... Read »


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    • Spin room

    • A spin room, also known as spin row or spin alley, is an area in which reporters can speak with debate participants and/or their representatives after a debate. The name refers to the fact that the participants will attempt to "spin" or influence the perception of the debate among the assembled reporters. The benefit f ... Read »


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    • Squirrel (debate)


    • Value criterion

    • In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, the value criterion (criterion, VC, or standard) is the means of weighing the value premise. Unlike the value premise, the value criterion is often swayed to either the affirmative or negative side. It can be shortened to v.c. The value criterion's main purpose is to weigh the value premise; ... Read »


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    • Value premise

    • A Value Premise is a component of high school Lincoln-Douglas Debate case structure. The value is usually a statement which one side is attempting to achieve throughout the debate. In general, the side that best upholds his or her value premise, which was adequately defended, wins the debate. The value premise is somet ... Read »


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    • Waffle (speech)

    • Waffle is language without meaning; blathering, babbling, droning. One might waffle throughout an essay or a presentation, when not having enough material, or needing to fill in time. The term was derived from waff, a 17th-century onomatopoeia for the sound a barking dog makes, similar to the modern woof – the inf ... Read »


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    • World Schools Style debate

    • World Schools Style debating (or WSS) is a combination of the British Parliamentary and Australia-Asian debating formats, designed to meet the needs of the World Schools Debating Championships tournament. Each debate comprises eight speeches delivered by two teams of three members, representing the Proposition and Oppo ... Read »


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