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ANATOMY OF A DEBATE Austin Layton. What is this lecture about? Speech-by-Speech breakdown Focuses on what each debate should be doing during each speech.

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1 ANATOMY OF A DEBATE Austin Layton

2 What is this lecture about? Speech-by-Speech breakdown Focuses on what each debate should be doing during each speech Important: Always doing something in debate

3 Before the Debate 1A Make sure the 1AC is put together and you know the 1AC Help 2A with tasks Prep for 1AR Backflow the 1AC 2A Figure out what the other team will say in the 1NC through 2NR Make sure you have good 2AC blocks to each argument Figure out what your best 2AR option is against those arguments Backflow the 1AC 1N Put together the 1NC (based on 2N’s request) Write impact calculus or overviews for the 1NR If time, backflow the 1NC 2N Read through the 1AC and write CX questions Read through the main negative position and also write CX questions

4 1AC Everyone Debate is starting, so stop listening to music, be respectful and attentive 1A Reading the 1AC 2A Finishing all your “Before the Debate” tasks 1N Finishing all your “Before the Debate” tasks 2N Finishing all your “Before the Debate” tasks

5 1AC Cross-ex 1A Answering Questions 2A Listening to CX, helps get an idea to see what the negative is trying to set up. Gives you a good idea what you might have to say in the 2AC Help partner if necessary 1N Double checking the 1NC Jumping it to the flash drive and give it to the other team (will save time!) 2N Asking questions: setting up negative strategies AND attacking main holes of the 1AC

6 1NC 1A Flowing the 1NC Get the idea of off-case position, spend time setting up CX questions Answer questions that the 2A has 2A Flowing the 1NC, but not all. (All of case, some of off-case) Assembling your speech (i.e. 2AC blocks) Read CP text carefully Tell 1A if you have specific CX questions 1N Reading the 1NC 2N Flowing the 1NC Finish “Before your debate” tasks i.e. work on the 2NC, extension of 1NC arguments, etc.

7 1NC Cross-ex 1A Asking questions – find holes in the 1NC arguments, set up 2AC arguments, and don’t focus too much on one thing 2A Making your 2AC, then jumping it if done in time 1N Answer questions 2N Finish “Before your debate” tasks i.e. work on the 2NC, extension of 1NC arguments, etc. Answer questions if your partner needs help Listen to questions being asked (gives you an idea where aff might go)

8 2AC 1A (Back)Flowing Reading 2AC evidence/Prepping 1AR 2A Reading the 2AC 1N Flowing Reading 2AC evidence for CX/the 1NR Not preparing your 1NR (ton of time to do that) 2N Flowing Reading 2AC evidence Preparing your 2NC

9 2AC CX 1A (Back)Flowing Reading 2AC evidence/Prepping 1AR 2A Answering questions 1N Asking questions (ask about your position mostly) 2N Reading 2AC evidence Preparing your 2NC Listening to CX, if necessary

10 2NC 1A Flowing the 2NC Reading 2AC and 2NC evidence/Prepping 1AR 2A Flowing Reading the 2NC evidence for CX questions (want to focus on their answers to your best aff arguments) 1N Preparing 1NR (don’t need to flow the 2NC) 2N Reading the 2NC

11 2NC CX 1A Reading 2AC or 2NC evidence/Prepping 1AR 2A Asking questions (ask about important issues) 1N Prepping the 1NR Begin to save/jump your speech document 2N Answering questions

12 1NR 1A Flowing the 1NR Reading 2AC or 2NC or 1NR evidence/Prepping 1AR 2A Flowing the 1NR Telling the 1A what arguments to extend in the 1NR 1N Reading your speech 2N Flowing the 1NR Make sure they don’t drop important arguments

13 1AR 1A Reading the 1AR 2A Flowing the 1AR Making sure the 1A doesn’t drop anything important 1N Flowing the 1AR (Note arguments the 2N has to answer) 2N Flowing the 1AR Begin thinking what arguments you want to extend in the 2NR

14 2NR Prep 1A Talk to partner for some of the prep time: figure out what the neg is likely to go for (maybe help the 2A write out rebuttal extensions) 2A Figure out what the 2N is going to go for Write out extensions to arguments you will likely go for 1N For the first minute of remaining prep talk to your partner about what you should go for Be quiet after that and don’t argue 2N Figure out best 2NR option PREPPING

15 2NR 1A Flowing the 2NR 2A Flowing the 2NR Figuring out the best chance to win 1N Flowing the 2NR Make sure they don’t drop the most important arguments 2N Giving the 2NR

16 2AR Prep 1A First minute of remaining prep, talk with your partner about best argument to go for Be quiet after 2A PREPPING Big picture focus Listen to partner, but don’t argue during prep 1N Be/Look confident 2N Be/look confident

17 2AR 1A Flowing the 2AR 2A Giving the 2AR 1N Flowing the 2AR 2N Flowing the 2AR


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