James Tomlinson, Ph.D.
for class discussions or written assignments
per instructions given in class
"You must give time to your fellow men, even if it's a
do something for others - something for which you get no pay
but the privilege of doing it"
Why Study Argumentation?
Aristotle (He is still THE MAN!!!)
Arguments - Homework for class discussion assignment
Selecting Topics for Class Debates
Topic List for Discussion
Statistics - Uses and Abuses
How to Evaluate Internet Resources
Exercise review per instructions in class
Uses of Evidence/Reasoning, Testimony, Illustrations
Logic and Fallacies - click to visit this site - some good examples.
Toulmin's Model of Argument
Words as the Tools of a Debater
Figures of Speech - description/exercises for written assignment
Rhetorical Devices - description of a variety of classical "tools" for the speaker
Thesaurus - using the technology which may change the way
see the web organized.
You can also look at the documents below -
The Gettysburg Address
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
Click here to review for class discussion
Debate Schedules and Formats!!!!!!
Click here for L/D and Team Debate Format (with the outline of responsibilities)
Click here for 2:00 Tu Th Class Debate schedule
Click here for 3:30 pm Tu Th ClassDebate schedule
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