Debating about Literature

http://www.debate.org/debates/Literature-is-not-important-and-should-not-be-taken-as-an-obligatory-class./1/

Debate is a form of speaking that comes as close as it gets to rhetoric.  While the debate in the link above is written, a good spoken debate rhetoric is pretty similar, in that it is not overly conversational while still maintaining some elements of speech grammar.  Perhaps reading such debates or even practicing them out loud might be a good way to improve our speaking skills, especially when it comes to such complex and academic rhetoric.  At the very least, it would certainly help us win an argument or two…

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