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Rebuttals. 1 st Proposition Speaker: 5 min. 1 st Opposition Speaker: 5 min. 2 nd Proposition Speaker: 5 min. 2 nd Opposition Speaker: 5 min. 3 rd Opposition Rebuttalist : 4 min. 3 rd Proposition Rebuttalist : 4 min. Organization of Debate.

Rebuttals

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## Rebuttals

• 1st Proposition Speaker: 5 min.

• 1st Opposition Speaker: 5 min.

• 2nd Proposition Speaker: 5 min.

• 2nd Opposition Speaker: 5 min.

• 3rd Opposition Rebuttalist: 4 min.

• 3rd Proposition Rebuttalist: 4 min.

### Organization of Debate

• A: Assertion is the argument you are going to make

• R: Reasoning is the ‘because’ statement. It explains why your assertion is true or relevant

• E: Evidence is the example, facts, or statistic that proves your argument is valid

• S: Significance explains why your Assertion, Reasoning, and Evidence are important for people (So what? Why do we care? What do we lose if we don’t side with you? What is the impact?

### ARES

• Rebuttal is an important part of debate. It is clearly stating the flaws in your opponent’s arguments:

• They Said: Identify your opposing team’s argument that you are going to refute

• But We Say: State what your team’s argument/rebuttal is.

• Because: Provide reasons that prove why the opposing team is wrong.

• Therefore: Tell the judge why your argument is better than your opponents argument.

### Refuting Arguments

• Proposition side in charge of this

• Define the key words of the prompt

• i.e. Social Media does more harm than good.

• Questions?

### Definitions

• Who is the rebuttalist?

• A good rebuttalist will spend 2 minutes on refutation and 2 minutes on rebuilding their team’s case

• House analogy

• Use the last minute on voting

### Rebuttalists

• Maximum of 15 seconds

• A question or statement to the judge or debater

• Meant to serve to keep you involved with the debate when you’re not speaking

• Not during protected time or rebuttals

### Point of Information

• Maximum of 3 words

• Not to be disruptive