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Can persuasively convince the judge their argument is better than their opponents argument Delivery Content
Research wins debates Research is fun! Research gets creative
The final product of research Just one more card mom, promise!
A) Tag B) Cite C) Card
Short summary of the argument your card makes Why have a tag? Convey your argument Flowability What should be included in a tag? Claim Warrant
Attempts at alleged economic engagement is nothing more than a clever ruse for imperio- capitalist exploitation – the aff is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that threatens to bring upon the Third World a forced conformity with liberal governance that simply sustains violent assumptions of Western economic superiority
Why have a cite? What to include in a cite? Author name Author qualifications Date published Article name Source (Newspaper, Journal name, etc) URL/Database found
Stras, Head of International Trade and Business Immigration at Cozen O’Connor, 1-21-’13 (Marcela, “The U.S. Mission In Mexico Increases Corporate Eligibility To Participate In Its Business Facilitation Program” Mondaq, lexis) Helman ‘11 Christopher Helman – Forbes Staff: Southwest Bureau covering Houston, the US energy capital – Forbes – “U.S. Should Drop Cuba Embargo For Oil Exploration” – December 12 th – s-should-drop-cuba-embargo-for-oil-exploration/
What to do: Don’t skip paragraphs Don’t cut off paragraphs Don’t change paragraphs You don’t have to include the entire article Underline well!
1) Open the debate template, Verbatim 2) Paste the article into Verbatim (F2) 3) Underline the article (F9 and F10) 4) Make the article pretty (F3 and Ctrl+8) 5) Write a tag (F7) 6) Write a cite (F8 for the author name and date) 7) Highlight the card (F11)
“Mexico’s Economy: Reality Bites” – The Economist
No scientific formula for how to research Start with broad searches to investigate where the literature is going
“Economic engagement solves nuclear war” Picking the Right Language Following the Lit Footnotes!
X bad, X nuclear war Ignoring opposing evidence Million cards, one argument Truth
New tab – Ctrl+T New window – Ctrl+N Open in new window - Middle click/Ctrl+Click Move to next window - Ctrl+Tab Move to last window - Ctrl+Shift+Tab Close tab - Ctrl+W Select URL - F6 (Command-L)
Exact phrase search - “carne asada tacos” Exclude a word - -flour tortilla Synonyms - ~salsa Website restriction – site:tacoswithoutborders.com Wildcard – “a * saved is a * earned” Around – tacos AROUND (5) bueno Filetype – filetype:pdf
Americas Quarterly Brookings – Latin America Carnegie – Latin America Council on Foreign Relations – Americas Wilson Center – Latin America Financial Times – Beyond BRICs