2Organization of Debate 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.
3ARES A: Assertion is the argument you are going to make R: Reasoning is the ‘because’ statement. It explains why your assertion is true or relevantE: Evidence is the example, facts, or statistic that proves your argument is validS: 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?
4Refuting ArgumentsRebuttal 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 refuteBut 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.
5Definitions Proposition side in charge of this Define the key words of the prompti.e. Social Media does more harm than good.Questions?Definitions
6Rebuttalists Who is the rebuttalist? A good rebuttalist will spend 2 minutes on refutation and 2 minutes on rebuilding their team’s caseHouse analogyUse the last minute on voting
7Point of Information Maximum of 15 seconds A question or statement to the judge or debaterMeant to serve to keep you involved with the debate when you’re not speakingNot during protected time or rebuttalsPoint of Information
8Heckling Maximum of 3 words Not to be disruptive Can distract your oppositionHeckling
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