Cross Examination in Debate

Cross Examination in Debate - to lead to conclusions...

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Cross Examination in Debate (Ziegelmueller& Kay, 1997)
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Purposes of Cross Examination Helps to clarify previous statements Can be used to commit a witness to a particular position Most important function is to refute opposing arguments Establishes a basis for constructive arguments
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Cross Examination Techniques Questioners should use factual questions A short series of questions should be used
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Unformatted text preview: to lead to conclusions Witnesses should not be asked to draw final conclusions Overly long answers should be cut off Unproductive lines of questioning should be dropped. Lets Try it out Tabloid readers should be banished to a desert island. Public schools offer a better quality education...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course COMM 40 at San Jose State University .

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