Kate Shuster; John Meany Speak Up!

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Speak Up!

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Debate and public speaking are of extraordinary value to students in the high school. Participation in debating can boost student self-confidence, accelerate learning across the curriculum, and facilitate greatly improved critical thinking and oral communication skills. Speak Up! is a primer for beginning and intermediate students participating in class and contest debates. Designed to support the Public Debate Program, it offers students clear, concise information on public speaking and debating. Combining the practical and theoretical, the text teaches students about verbal and nonverbal communication, how to research and present an argument, how to answer arguments, how to develop debate strategies and how to conduct a formal debate. Exercises following each section give students hands-on experience with each topic.

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Kate Shuster, Ph.D is the president of Shuster Consulting, Inc. a firm conducting educational research, program evaluation and project management for national and international clients. She is the co-director of the Middle School Public Debate Program, the nation s largest program for debating in the middle grades. The author of ten textbooks supporting debate instruction in secondary and university instruction, she is the current president of the Pan-American Debate Association and until recently was the head coach for the U.S. national high school debate team. She has coached at five universities, including coaching students to national championships in three different formats. John Meany is director of forensics at Claremont McKenna College and the administrator of the Claremont Colleges Debate Union.

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