Open-ended Questions: Setting Traps

Open-ended Questions: Setting Traps

Lecture 15 of 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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This Lecture: Round out your study of cross-examinations by turning to "open-ended questions." Designed to help you understand your opponents' arguments, open-ended questions give you the opportunity to shift your position, thus maximizing strategic flexibility. They also allow you to set traps for your opponent. Find out how to craft - and answer - open-ended questions. The Course: The Art of Debate offers you the ultimate how-to guide for hashing out differences of opinion and making stronger arguments based on reason and compromise. In 24 stimulating lectures, Professor Jarrod Atchison of Wake Forest University helps you develop your command of logic, construct clear arguments, recognize the fallacies in others' reasoning, and sharpen your own strategic thinking skills. All Lectures: 1. The Hidden Value of Debate 2. When and How to Use Debate 3. The Proposition: Choosing What to Debate 4. The Structure of Argument 5. Using Evidence in Debate 6. Fallacies in Your Opponent's Research 7. Fallacies in Your Opponent's Arguments 8. Elements of a Good Case 9. Arguing for the Affirmative 10. Building Affirmative Cases 11. Arguing for the Negative 12. Building Negative Cases 13. The Crucible of Cross-Examination 14. Asking and Answering Leading Questions 15. Open-Ended Questions: Setting Traps 16. Essentials of a Persuasive Rebuttal 17. Dealing with the Unexpected in Debate 18. "Even If" Arguments: The Essential Weapon 19. Debate Jujitsu: Flipping the Warrant 20. The Power of Concessions 21. Conditional Argumentation 22. Line-by-Line Refutation 23. Judging Debates: The Art of the Decision 24. Winning the Cocktail Party
Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2017.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Atchison, Jarrod
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