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Debate Wikibook! Here we try to encompass all topics of debate, from the common parliamentary styles to the more obscure debate formats, as well as on speech structure, procedures and all other relevant information. Whether you're new to debate, a rookie, a veteran or otherwise, we hope this book will help you progress through the wonderful art of debate.
Table of contents
The first United States presidential election debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960.
Introduction What is Debate?
Common parliamentary formats
British Parliamentary World Schools
Other formal formats
Karl Popper format
Moot court-mock trial format
Public forum format Student Congress format
Speaker order Adjudication
Elements of debate
Affirmative constructive Negative constructive
Speeches common to more than one format
Cross-examination Rebuttal speeches
Motions and resolutions Points of Information
Adjudication procedure Tournament management
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