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1 INTRODUCTION TO DEBATE JUDGING Contents of Video General Information What is Debate Who is in a Debate Before the Debate During the Debate Judge Adaptation After the Debate The Ballot Policy Debate Public Forum Debate World Schools Debate

2  Educational tool  Debaters either support or negate a predetermined topic  Judge decides who did the better job of supporting their side  Judges leave any predispositions or opinions they have regarding a certain topic at the door WHAT IS DEBATE

3  Team Supporting the Resolution  Team Negating the Resolution  1 Judge  Audience? WHO IS IN A DEBATE

4 BEFORE THE DEBATE  Check in at the ballot table  Pick Up a Ballot  Report to your round

5 DURING THE DEBATE  Smile and get to know the teams  Silence your cell phone  Time the speeches  Take Notes

6 JUDGE ADAPTATION  Students should adapt to you  Let debaters know what kid of judge you are, especially if you are a new judge

7 AFTER THE DEBATE  Quickly Provide Positive Feedback  One thing done well  One thing to improve  Do not disclose your decision Image courtesy of BAUDL

8 FILLING OUT THE BALLOT

9 FILLING OUT THE BALLOT CONTINUED

10  One debate topic all year. For example:  Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico or Venezuela.  Presumption  Burden of rebuttal  Is the plan a good idea? POLICY DEBATE The Affirmative vs. The Negative

11 POLICY DEBATE SPEECH TIMES CONSTRUCTIVES  1AC—8 minutes  CX by 2N—3 minutes  1NC—8 minutes  CX by 1A—3 minutes  2AC—8 minutes  CX by 1N—3 minutes  2NC—8 minutes  CX by 2A—3 minutes REBUTTALS  1NR—5 minutes  1AR—5 minutes  2NR—5 minutes  2AR—5 minutes Speech Times Can Vary Between Divisions Total prep time for each team to use throughout the round—8 minutes 8 3 5

12 POLICY DEBATE EVIDENCE

13  Quality over Quantity  Straight Forward Interpretation  Use evidence but not driven by it PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE The Pro vs. The Con

14 PUBLIC FORUM SPEECH TIMES THE COIN TOSS  Speaker 1 (Team A, 1st speaker ) min.  Speaker 2 (Team B, 1st speaker) min.  Crossfire (between speakers 1 & 2) min.  Speaker 3 (Team A, 2nd speaker ) min.  Speaker 4 (Team B, 2nd speaker ) min  Crossfire (between speakers 3 & 4) min.  Speaker 1 Summary min.  Speaker 2 Summary min.  Grand Crossfire (all speakers) min.  Speaker 3 Final Focus min.  Speaker 4 Final Focus min. Each team may use up to two minutes of prep time.

15  Teams of 3  New motions every round  Prepared and Impromptu  Everyday informed judge  Global perspective WORLD SCHOOLS DEBATE The Proposition vs. The Opposition

16 WORLD SCHOOLS SPEECH TIMES Speech Times  8 Minutes: 1 st Prop.  8 Minutes: 1 st Opp.  8 Minutes: 2 nd Prop.  8 Minutes: 2 nd Opp.  8 Minutes: 3 rd Prop.  8 Minutes: 3 rd Opp.  4 Minutes: Opp. Reply  4 Minutes: Prop. Reply NO PREP TIME DURING ROUND SPEECH TIMES MAY VARY BETWEEN DIVISIONS Main Speeches POIs Allowed CLAP AT 1 MINUTE CLAP Again AT 7 MINUTES Protected Unprotected POINTS OF INFORMATION (POI)

17 THANK YOU!


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