Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Copy of Debate 101, An Overview

This is beginners guide to debate, and my Forensics class.

Stephanie Connor

on 28 January 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Copy of Debate 101, An Overview

Debate 101
Two Debate Areas
Understanding the Basics
Policies Versus Values
What Debate ISN'T:
Constant Contradiction
Your "Opinion"
Unreasonable Positions
In other words, what most
people think of as "arguing," really isn't a debate. What most people do is spout ill-informed opinions without actually listening to the other side. Real debate is the opposite of this.
Arguments: Not merely
contradicting someone

Watch the next video from the beginning until the 3:45 mark (the part when he leaves the argument room).
What Debate IS:
Uses Evidence (e.g. quotes, statistics, etc.)
Analyzes; does not simply contradict
Uses Logic
A collection of statements that proves a proposition
Uses refutation and concession
Focus on Actions taken by governments, schools, organizations, groups.
Emphasizes the effects of a policy; what would happen if we took this course of action?
Resolved: The US should legalize marijuana.
Resolved: The United States government should significantly reduce worldwide pollution through its trade and/or aid policies.
Resolved:Private sector investment in human space exploration is preferable to public sector investment.
Focus on morality and universal values like Justice or Equality.
Frequently focus on individual action, but can examine the morality of actions taken by groups or organizations as well.
Resolved: Justice requires the recognition of animal rights.
Resolved: The death penalty is morally wrong.
Resolved: When forced to choose, a just government ought to prioritize universal human rights over its national interest.
It teaches you:
How to examine and analyze
How to research
What to say
How to say it
How to eliminate unecessary details.
Full transcript