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LNUEDA 2013 1st training

Introduction to BP Debate Format 深井冰会长倾情制作

Sloan Zhou

on 13 November 2013

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Transcript of LNUEDA 2013 1st training

1st Routinely Training

Why we debate?
British Parliamentary Debate Format
I. Teams and Motions

II. Order of Speeches & Speaker Titles

III. Timing & POI

IV. Speaker Roles & Responsibilities

V. How your debate will be evaluated

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Nov 13th, 2013
Sloan, Penelope, Dilixiajiang, Harry

learn skills
in the
debate communities
to improve
everyday lives
to become
good citizens
to adapt
skills of debate
to other venues
Why We Debate
In General
Why We Debate
in Educational Settings in Particular
to expand
to hone
public speaking
to learn
to engage
critical thinking
to gain skills
for a
dynamic citizenry
to argue as
ethical communicators
Speaker Roles and Responsibilities
Timing& POI
7 minutes
for each speech(15 seconds of courtesy time)
Protected Time: First and last minute, No POI
single knock
on table or sounding of a bell announces protected time
Double knock or bell
signals the end of your speech
Your speeches will be timed by a timekeeper or by the judge

Speakers& Teams
A motion is a statement provided by the Tournament Director that will become

the subject of the debate
A motion is sometimes called a debate topic, a resolution, or a proposition.

For & Against

Comparison:Typical Chinese Debate & BP
How You Will Be Evaluated and Adjudicated
In general, you will be evaluated on
the strength of your arguments

Although your speaking ability influences how adjudicators respond to your arguments, they still will focus on the content
Usually a
of adjudicators, although sometimes a
An odd number of panel, usually 3 members
One Chairperson/Speaker (designated by the organizers)
--- This person will introduce and manage the debate
--- This person also announce the result & comment on the
whole debate

THBT college students should have part-time jobs.

THW ban tobacco products.

THBT Women should earn equal pay for equal work.

THBT China should institute real estate price tightening in second-tier cities.
*Debate as lawmakers
**Should&would imply mandate
***Categories: Policy/ Value/ Fact
Procedure for Each Debate
Positions of teams are posted on

the draw
Motions announcement to all teams
-30 minutes preparation
Teams of the same side
do not prepare with one another
, nor can they consult their teammates or teachers(except FLTRP - -)
Point of Information
POI --- Point of Information
Who --- a member of an opposing team;
What --- comments, statement, question…

How to offer --- by rising and extending hand
or by saying “on that point, Sir/Madam”...

NO POI in protected time
Time --- 15 seconds or less

Upper House
Prime Minister
Defines and interprets the motion

Develops a case for the proposition in support of the motion

Leader of Opposition
Accepts the definition of the motion
Refutes the case of the first Government
Construct one or more arguments against the Prime Minister‘s interpretation of the motion
Deputy PM
Defends the general thesis of the first Government’s case
Refutes the case of the first opposition
Rebuilds the case of the first Government
May add new arguments to the case of the first Government
Deputy LO
Continues refutation of case of 1st Government
Rebuilds arguments of the 1st opposition.
May add new arguments to the case of the 1st opposition.
Lower House
Member of Government
Defends the general direction and case of the 1st Government
Continues refutation of 1st opposition
Develops a new argument that is different from but consistent with the case of the 1st Government (frequently called an
Member of Opposition
Defends the general direction taken by the 1st opposition
Continues general refutation of 1st proposition case
Provides more specific refutation of 2nd proposition
Provides new opposition
Government Whip
Summarizes the entire debate from the point of view of the proposition
Defends the general view point of both proposition teams with a special eye toward the case of the 2nd proposition.
Does not provide new arguments.
Opposition Whip
Summarizes the entire debate
from the point of view of the opposition

Defends the general view point of both opposition teams with a special eye toward the case of the 2nd opposition.

Does not provide new arguments.
Definition+Status Quo+Model+Argument
No Rebuttal
Challenge Definition? Do do that...
Something new+boundary
Launch the last effective attack
Clashes+back up your member
Further develop the case
Further develop the case
wrap up the upper house debate
Dominate the whole debate
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