Basic Debate

Basic Debate teaches the fundamentals of debate, from the skills of analysis and research to techniques of cross-examination and logical reasoning. Students using this program naturally develop the confidence to move with ease through many academic pursuits. In-depth coverage of the role of ethics in research, preparation of evidence, and debate competition promotes critical thinking, while an expanded chapter on Lincoln-Douglas debate brings historical perspective.

Basic Debate

Using Basic Debate, you can:

  • Prepare your students to argue clearly and effectively with complete explanations of the various types of debate propositions.
  • Groom your students for membership in all types of organizations with a comprehensive chapter on parliamentary procedure.
  • Make use of helpful appendixes on competing in and hosting a debate tournament, as well as on the judging process.