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PREPARING FOR PERSUASIVE ESSAYS, DISCUSSIONS, OR DEBATES-- SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley Library   Revised  January 24, 2001

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT DEBATES AND RHETORIC

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.5
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 8
Copeland, James M. "Debate" v. 5 Braden, Waldo W. "Debates and Debating" v. 8

REFERENCE BOOKS ABOUT PREPARING FOR DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS

Writers Inc. Pages 421-432  Speeches, preparation, writing, delivery Ref. 808.02 K32 2001
Building the Contest Oration Ref. 808.51 B928
Robert's Rules of Order Ref.328.1 R641

BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

Contest Oratory, a Handbook for High School and College Contestants 808.51 S379
Composition and  Style in the Writing of  Speeches 808.5 M699
How to Write and Deliver a Speech 808.51 O89
Practical Speechmaking, Composing the Speech and Delivering it. 808.51 B79
Content and Organization of  Speeches 808.51 T327
Speech for You 808.5 M423 19062
Competitive Debate Rules and Techniques 808.53 B163
Effective Group Discussion 808.5307 S785
How to Debate, a Textbook for Beginners 808.53 S955 1963
Argumentation, Discussion, and Debate 808.53 B163
Learning Discussion Skills through Games 808.5307 S785
Howo to Participate in a Group 302.3 G798

SELECTED SUBJECT HEADINGS

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Persuasion
Discussion
Argument
Forums
Debates and Debating
Parliamentary Practice

FOR INFORMATION WITH MANY POINTS OF VIEW...

SIRS Reprints, Reprints of news and magazine articles about social issues, science, and many other topics. Located near Reference Desk. Use these to learn about  different viewpoints on an issue. DEBATE TOPICS   The following series give both sides of various topics.
Taking Sides and Opposing Viewpoints book series. See library staff for additional series.

.......and PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab

INTERNET RESOURCES ABOUT DEBATING, SPEECHES, ETC.

Everthing about debates and debating Writing persuasive essays
Small Group Communication Rhetorical patterns
Colorado Guides for Speaking and Presenting Public Speaking  (Allyn and Bacon)
Critical Thinking Site at San Jose State College (Examples of logic) Construting a Logical Argument
Small Group Communication Speeches & Presentations
Conversational Cheap Shots Conversational Terrorism

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001