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Transcript of Debate 101
IN ROUND STUFF
Keys to Success
The vague, broad,
you debate about
It changes every school year
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.
You got through your first debate lesson!
You present a
someone else's plan
The Debate Team Google Drive!
THIS YEAR IT IS:
what you should do
What do you do with the resolution?
You will debate both the and the of the resolution
You must develop a strategy for both
Its not just yelling at each other,
The United States Federal Government should sell tacos to China
You will debate the merits of
during rounds when you are affirmative
We will explain what kind of arguments go into creating an affirmative at another meeting
There are lots of kinds of arguments you can make
someone's plan, many of which are generic and you can write ahead of time
Neg Strategy is also complicated and will be explained in detail at another meeting
The United States Federal Government is bad, China is bad, tacos are bad, selling is bad
(AKA what rounds look like)
You and your partner switch off speeches and cross-examination
SO MUCH INFORMATION AHHHH!
thats cool, we thought so too, so we broke it down
In a speeches cheat sheet!
For your commitment, we'll give a key to debate sucess!
You'll find: Novice Korner
other random stuff that may or may not be helpful
Make use of this privilege wisely :)
HEY, NEW DEBATERS!
extra introductory powerpoints (courtesy of Fred)
a printable copy of the Speeches Cheat Sheet
a forum to share documents and work with the entire team
Come up with a plan under the China resolution. It can be serious or ridiculous and we'll talk about how it could work in round
First Things, First
To make an argument you need
This is true for all arguments you ever make!
any kind arguing or persuasion (like debate)
In debate, evidence is in the form of CARDS
Evidence should be . . .
read WHENEVER you make a claim in a debate
This is what a card looks like:
(author, date, & qualifications)
cited clearly from a good author/source (NY times, PhD's, professionals, .gov, .edu, etc....)
tagged correctly (don't cut straw men)
Why (K)orner? Because we are debate and can justify anything!