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Bottom Half Strategy I Training, 26/10/2011 Warwick Debating Society Proudly sponsored by
In Preparation Time Things to consider/do: - The arguments your opening team will most probably say. -Opposition opening team arguments/rebuttal. -What gaps your opening team are likely to leave i.e. perhaps “how the policy will work” -Write down a list of arguments on one piece of paper.
THW Legalise Prostitution Arguments likely to be said by OO: -Prostitution is immoral -It is dangerous for the woman. -It is very difficult to regulate. -Objectification of women. Don’t spend too long talking about these arguments in preparation time.
Fill in the important gaps Arguments unlikely to have come from OO -Women can never freely choose to become a prostitute. -Prostitutes are unable to escape from this life once they enter it. -Women are very rarely able to make an informed decision about the benefits/harms of turning to prostitution.
Summarising the debate Duties: Identifying the “clash points” aka the voting issues. Differentiate your team from those on your bench and the opposition. Show why your team won the debate.
Clash Points Identify two/three “clash points” i.e. what the main contentious issues were in the debate. Use these to structure your speech. Put everything, important, that was said under these headings. Prioritise the clash points containing your extension.
Differentiate your team from those on your bench and the opposition. Make sure you summarise the top-half debate BUT include your input (often rebuttal). Mention what your Opening team brought but that your partner’s material was more important. Don’t bring in new material. Provide new analysis/examples for existing material.