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RHS Speech. Debate Institute. Goals. All students will be able to write and orally argue an LD Case. Overall Agenda. Monday-Intros/Resolution Analysis/Case Structure/Research Tuesday-Argumentation/Flowing/Research Wednesday-CX/Practice Debate Thursdays-Practice Debate/Surprise.

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rhs speech

RHS Speech

Debate Institute

goals
Goals
  • All students will be able to write and orally argue an LD Case
overall agenda
Overall Agenda
  • Monday-Intros/Resolution Analysis/Case Structure/Research
  • Tuesday-Argumentation/Flowing/Research
  • Wednesday-CX/Practice Debate
  • Thursdays-Practice Debate/Surprise
monday july 26 th agenda
Monday July 26th Agenda
  • Introductions-Meet & Greet
  • What is Debate/LD
  • Resolution Analysis
  • Research 101
  • Case Structures
  • HW: Research and write a framework
what is debate
What is Debate?
  • An oral confrontation between two individuals, teams, or groups whose goal is to convince a neutral party
  • Debate is NOT consensus
  • There is no absolute truth or right and wrong in debate-there is always an other side
what is ld
What is LD?
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
    • Based on a series of debates held by Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglass
    • LD is a one on one value debate
ld goals
LD Goals
  • To Win
    • Accomplished by proving that your side/value is superior to your opponent
how to analyze a resolution
How to Analyze a Resolution
  • Step 1-Define Terms
    • Look for standard and non-standard definitions
  • Step 2- Identify the implied value/core issue
  • Step 3- Identify ancillary issues
resolution
Resolution
  • Resolved: In a democratic society military conscription is unjust
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How to Analyze a Resolution
  • Step 1-Define Terms
    • Look for standard and non-standard definitions
  • Step 2- Identify the implied value/core issue
  • Step 3- Identify ancillary issues
rules of sources
Rules of Sources
  • The more current the source the better it is
  • Internet sources are ok, but verify the veracity of the source
  • Cite Sources and print out hard copies
  • No internal ellipses
    • “… and…no…the”
internet sources
Internet Sources

Bad-Risky

  • Wikipedia (special rule)
  • .com
  • Small unknown websites, websites that advocate extremist view
  • Other peoples research papers

Good

  • Jstor, Lexus-Nexus, Google Scholar
  • Governments sites-.gov
  • Website ending in .edu
  • Well know .org site
case structure
Case Structure
  • Framework
  • Contention
  • Voters
framework definitions
Framework Definitions
  • Value- A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable
    • i.e.: justice, restraint, compassion,
  • Value Criterion- the measure of the worth of a value.
    • Ex: how would you rate two different restaurants?
tuesday july 27 th agenda
Tuesday July 27th Agenda
  • Creating Arguments that work
  • Group Research
  • Flowing a Debate Round
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Case Structure
  • Framework
  • Contention
  • Voters
contentions arguments
Contentions-Arguments
  • What is an argument?
    • An argument is a logically supported assertion that can be proven true.
    • An argument is not an opinion, because it has support.
toulmin
Toulmin
  • Claim: Your argument, what you say is true.
    • The prison system is corrupt
  • Data: Evidence that supports your argument
    • 3,000 guards were convicted of taking bribes,
  • Warrant: Underlying assumption
    • Corruption is bad
appeals
Appeals
  • Ethos-ethics
    • It is morally wrong to kill
  • Pathos-passion/emotion
    • This law is needed to protect the children
  • Logos-Logic
    • We will save money and time by doing this
logical fallacies
Logical Fallacies
  • See fallacy chart
modified ld times
AC= 3 min

CX= 1.5 min

NC= 3.5 min

1.5 min is for rebuttal

CX= 1.5 min

1AR= 1.5 min

NR= 3 min

2AR= 2 min

AC= Affirmative Construction

NC= Negative Construction

CX= Cross Examination

AR= Affirmative Rebuttal

NR=Negative Rebuttal

Modified LD Times
voters
Voters
  • Reasons for why you have one the round
    • I have proven that…
    • Head to the lab and research
flowing
Flowing
  • Flowing is an essential skill in debate, before you can argue against an opponent you must know what they said
  • Standard note taking methods do not work in debate, they are to slow and don’t fit the needs of a round
what you will need
What you will need
  • Blank Paper
  • Fine point pen (2 different colors)
  • Abbreviation guide
flowing steps
Flowing Steps
  • Step 1: Take 2 Sheets of paper and label one AFF and the other NEG
  • Fold the paper into 4 vertical sections
  • Pre-Flow the Def, Value, Value Criterion, & Contention1 ( use a different color for aff and neg)
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Flowing
  • See Handout
  • Sample Resolution:
    • Inaction in the face of injustice makes an individual morally culpable
  • Watch Sample Aff
homework
Homework
  • Write one long contention or two short contentions for your debate case. Remember total time limits.
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