Introduction to Debate. What is a debate?. ….A boxing match of ideas. It is not a chance to stand up and yell at each other Best debaters are composed and not agitated emotionally. The goal = a search for truth Truth is not 1+1=2, but the best idea presented logically and arguably. .
Opening statements Topic Presenters – 3 different people present reasonsRebuttal conference Rebuttals- 2 different people
Affirmative: Agree with resolution
5 minutes to organize thoughts
Time in the lab to work/plan debate