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Pro/Con Sally McFall

Pro/Con

Sally McFall

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ISBN : 9780717259274
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1440 pages
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- Not only issues to ponder but balanced, thoughtful guidance from credible sources in approaching touchy topics- All the context and tips needed to help student sextract key points from arguments for their own reports or presentations- ExtensiveMore- Not only issues to ponder but balanced, thoughtful guidance from credible sources in approaching touchy topics- All the context and tips needed to help student sextract key points from arguments for their own reports or presentations- Extensive pointers on how to research, write, and prepare to speak in public- Alternative views- Websites and printmaterials to consult for amplification- Clear connections to related debate subjects or differing opinions in other Pro/Con sets (set 1 published in 2002, set 2 in 2003).Perfect for college-bound kids in debate and issues courses, accessible to thecurious exploring controversies of the day, and full of information for those looking to hone their thinking, reading, and writing skills, Pro/Con 3 belongs in every library. It provides:-Clear, balanced introductory essays outlining the origins and recent history of the debate- Marginal pointers that pick outmain debating or writing techniques, explain obscure references, or add other sources online or in print for further information- Boxes that summarize essential background information on important players, periods, or concepts-And other devices to help students see how the sides are presented, what rhetorical and other skills are brought to bear to make a point, and how they might use similar techniques in their own classroom debates or papersPro/Con helps high school students:- Present arguments, with examples-Understand the relationship between general principles and specific details in an argument- Identify weak points in an opposing argument- Determine why some arguments are more successful than others- Build essentialcritical-thinking, writing, speaking, and debating skills