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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. .

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Introduction to debate

Introduction to Debate


What is a 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.


The structure

The structure

Opening statements   Topic Presenters – 3 different people present reasonsRebuttal conference Rebuttals- 2 different people

Closing statements  


How it ends and who wins

How it ends and who wins?

  • After CLASHES (rebuttals) occur, teams have chances to provide closing statements, or sum up why they’re right and why the other team is wrong.

  • During the debate, and after it is over, the referee and classmates score the points.


Points and winners

Points and Winners

  • Discuss Debate Ballots


Rules

Rules

  • Mutual Respect- no disrespect will be tolerated.

  • No interruption: each time a team speaks out of turn or even whispers to another team member, 3 points will be deducted from the entire team score.


Now let s do a simple debate

Now! Let’s do a simple debate.

  • Resolution:College football is better than the NFL.

  • Create two sides:

    Affirmative: Agree with resolution

    Negative: disagree.

    5 minutes to organize thoughts


Prepare for next fri day

Prepare for Next Friday:

  • Divide roles within your team

  • Create three reasons to support your resolution

  • Each role creates arguments, gathers information, writes down speech, practicing, but not preparing to READ entire notes.


Schedule

Schedule

  • Today: Introduce debates

    Time in the lab to work/plan debate

  • Wednesday January 22: Peer editing in the lab & Time in the lab to work/plan debate

  • Friday January 24: Block 1: First ½ of class working on the debates & Debates Begin

  • Sunday January 26: Paper due

  • Tuesday January 28: Debates Finish


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