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Mechanisms and analysis
Recap How many teams are in a British Parliamentary debate? What is the basic structure to a speech? How long are speeches? What do we never do? What is a POI? The aim is to convince the Chair person that your team has been the most convincing and therefore deserve to win the debate.
What is a mechanism? A brief explanation of your plan of action Laid out by the first speaker of the prop
What are mechanisms for? To tell the Chair, Audience and other debaters what exactly you plan to do with your proposition. To give details of how that proposition will be carried out. To show the problem in society, which you will rectify
How to write a mechanism Find the problem in society (maybe point out the status quo). Show the need to implement your proposition. Explain how it will be implemented; the more thorough this is the less likely the opp is to destroy it.
Loose Framework Ladies and Gentleman, there is a problem in society today. That problem is that (insert problem here). We on the proposition want to rectify this situation by (insert action here). This action will be carried out by (the government, an independent body, the armed forces etc) over (insert time scale here). Here are my three arguments to support my proposition.
Important things to consider Money- where it is coming from. Workforce- where they are coming from and will they be over worked The state of the current system- why are we not improving it instead of bringing in new policy? Remember it is hard to get a first as 1 st prop, but it is easy to get a second. Feel free to hard line, but be ready for a pretty thorough bashing from the opp.
WHY? What is your claim? If we ban smoking, public health will improve. How will it have affect? Stigmatised/ restricted supply Why should the judges care? People dont know what is best for them, the government do: Harm principle BRING IN EXAMPLES
Now, Action, Then Given action in motion, but the mech gives you options. Find problem with staus quo Show why they would change Find the better world Show how mech would lead to them
Because, because, because, because Therefore Truism- try to boil your argument down to the definitive truth. Flow charts
Lets practice! Split into 4 groups Take 10 minutes to write a mechanism and the first 5 minute speech for each of the given motions. Remember that the first 3 points should be the most important and convincing of the props argument.
THBT English schools should be allowed to teach creationism in science lessons
THBT the liberation of women has been damaging to children
THW rather be at Hogwarts
THW criminalise all offensive chanting at sporting events
THW remove charitable status from organisations affiliated with religions which prohibit the use of contraception I want to see your plans