Speaking with a Purpose: A Practical Guide to Oral Advocacy

Speaking with a Purpose: A Practical Guide to Oral Advocacy
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
October 2005
Liberal and Fine Arts

Speaking with a Purpose (SWAP) is about thinking clearly, speaking with a purpose, and arguing effectively. The book encourages students to think about how they can apply these practical skills in a variety of real-life situations, both during and beyond their high school experience. The text is designed to be a self-directed student guide to support teachers and students. Whether you teach Law, History, Business, English, Public Speaking, World Issues, Geography, Philosophy, or Civics — any course that challenges students to think and to exchange ideas — this affordable and concise book will bean invaluable tool.

SWAP won the prestigious Gold Star award from the Ontario Library Association and as such is a “MUST BUY” for all Ontario secondary schools.

Ebooks purchased on this page are intended for individual use only. To purchase an ebook for class access, please contact school@emp.ca.

After a thorough committee review, the Department of Education in Nova Scotia authorized SWAP for use by students in all Social Studies classes, ALL DISCIPLINES, for grades 10 to 12.

It was also recommended for use in ALL ENGLISH classes grades 10 to 12. The recommended quantity in both cases was 16 copies for each classroom. The Department also recommended that every Language Arts and Social Studies teacher from grades 7 to 9 in the province have a copy of this text.

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Throughout the book, recurring features provide a guide to remind, prompt, and challenge students to make connections as they read, edit, and revise their arguments.

  • Checklists summarize performance dos and don’ts.
  • Tips offer to-the-point advice on the art and science of effective public speaking.
  • Links connect chapters and sections, enabling students to find material quickly.
  • Warnings point out common mistakes.
  • Inspirational quotations challenge, inspire, and engage.
  • FAQs provide answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Glossary definitions explain new, unusual, or difficult terminology.

INTRODUCTION How Speaking with a Purpose Works

PART ONE Thinking with a Purpose

  • Why Think?
  • Effective Thinking in Action

PART TWO Skills of a Persuasive Speaker

  • Questioning Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Preparation Skills
  • Presentation and Delivery Skills

PART THREE Oral Advocacy in Action

  • Debates
  • Town Hall Meetings
  • Mock Trials
  • Appellate Moots



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Speaking with a Purpose: A Practical Guide to Oral Advocacy

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Two Colour
Status: Available

Price: $54.00

Speaking with a Purpose: A Practical Guide to Oral Advocacy ebook

Format: Digital
Cover: Online
Colour: Full Colour
Status: Available

Price: $34.00