13Review Affirmative Case Structure Topicality Significance Inherency SolvencyAdvantages
14Significance Answers the Question: Status Quo “What is the Harm in the Status Quo?”Status Quo“The current situation, the problem that the topic is seeking to repair”“The way things are now.”(Debating Policies, p. 43)
15Significance Harms are: Claims about what in the status quo is bad Quantifiable or Unquantifiable:Quantifiable: Perhaps 50 million people are currently malnourished.Unquantifiable : Loss of freedom or unethical corporate behaviorBoth quantifiable and unquantifiable harms are strong.
16Significance Harm 1 - Title Tag Line Citation Rules of Evidence Subpoint A) – Tag LineCitationEvidence (i.e., “Card”)Subpoint B) – Tag LineSubpoint C) – Tag LineTag Line5-7 Word to SummaryCitationAuthor [Title] OR OrganizationDateURL (if applicable)Rules of EvidenceWhole sentencesUnderline key sentances
19Review Affirmative Case Structure Topicality Significance Inherency SolvencyAdvantages
20Inherency Answers the Question: “What’s preventing your plan from happening today (i.e. in the status quo)?”Claim that the status quo will not be changedAs a result, harms will continue indefinitely
21Inherency Inherency – Title 1 to 2 cards Types of Inherency Tag line CitationEvidence1 to 2 cardsTypes of InherencyStructuralWhat is preventing your plan ….AttitudinalWho is preventing your plan …ExistentialNo Infrastructure exists to solbe
24Review Affirmative Case Structure Topicality Significance Inherency SolvencyAdvantages
25The Plan Is your proposed course of action to solve for the harms. Written in your own words.Should be simple, straightforward, and take you 30 seconds or so to read.
26The Plan Structure: Plank 1) Agent of Change Plank 2) What agency will make the change?Plank 2)What steps must go into implementing this changeLegislative changesJudicial decisionsExecutive agencies/ policy changes
27The Plan Structure: Plank XX) Funding Where exactly is the money coming fromNormal meansFunding source – have evidence on how much and from whereAnticipate DAs
28The Plan Structure: Planks XX) Enforcement What agency will implement/enforce this change?Normal meansExecutive department“All speeches serve to clarify legislative intent”
30Solvency The argument that your plan would work. Responds to questions such as:Will the funding for the plan work out?Will the funding be sufficient?Will it solve the harms?
31Solvency Where the rubber meets the road Plan-Meets-Need Does the plan solve for all harms?Does the plan remove the Inherent BarrierBeyond solvency for the problems, does plan have any other net benefits/harms?Plan benefits = AdvantagesPlan harms = DisadvantagesLearn to anticipate likely Neg. DAs
34Review Affirmative Case Structure Topicality Significance Inherency SolvencyAdvantages
35Advantages Link to plan Not extra-topical Evidence based A plank of the plan would result in AdvantageNot extra-topicalStay within resolutionEvidence basedNot solvency/Unique advantages(i.e. economic, efficiency, advances)Have impacts (importance)Be able to weigh versus disadvantages (DAs)
37Final Case Requirements CX DebateFinal Case Requirements
38Final Case Requirements 8:00 min. total DefinitionsHarm 1Harm 2Harm 3InherencyPlanSolvencyAdvantage 1Advantage 28:00 min. totalIn page protectors in ½” black binderTime markers printed on bottom of each page2 Test Grades:TextTime