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Rebuttal II Training 23/11/2011 Warwick Debating Society Proudly sponsored by
Things to note 1) You can show why different areas of the other side’s argument is wrong; the explanation can be wrong (i.e. the argument’s justification does not make sense); the example can be wrong (i.e. it is either irrelevant or invalid); or the link can be wrong (it is irrelevant to the debate). 2) When doing rebuttal you should try and aim for the strongest arguments that were made by the speaker before you.
Different types of rebuttal 1)Reject the first premise. 2)Accept principle/analysis and show that it worsens the problem identified. 3)Mechanism/solution does not work at all. 4)Infringes on a more important principle. 5)Analysis given is not true. 6)Contradictions in argumentation