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Debate

  1. 1. Debate Public Speaking
  2. 2. Let’s Think . . . <ul><li>Write down your definition of the word “debate.” </li></ul><ul><li>Use it in a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>How does it relate to public speaking? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Debate <ul><li>A contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Affirmative <ul><li>In a debate, the team or speaker who supports the topic under discussion </li></ul>
  5. 5. Negative <ul><li>The team or person in a debate who opposes or disagrees with the resolution under discussion </li></ul>
  6. 6. Constructive Speech <ul><li>The first speech given by a speaker in a debate; a speech that builds or presents a case for acceptance or rejection of a topic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rebuttal <ul><li>The second speech given by a debater; a speech that responds to an opponent’s arguments </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cross-Examine <ul><li>In a debate, the process of asking the speaker questions to gain additional information and to clarify what the speaker said </li></ul>
  9. 9. Disadvantages <ul><li>Problems showing that a position is unworkable and undesirable </li></ul>
  10. 10. Harm <ul><li>The problem that requires the proposed solution </li></ul>
  11. 11. Inherency <ul><li>Any quality of the present system that prevents or inhibits the problem being solved </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plan <ul><li>A proposed solution offered by a debate team to resolve the problem being debated </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lincoln-Douglass Debate 1.5 minutes Affirmative Crystallization 3 minutes Negative Rebuttal/ Crystallization 2 minutes Affirmative Rebuttal 1.5 minutes Affirmative-led Cross-Examination 3.5 minutes Negative Constructive/Rebuttal 1.5 minutes Negative-led Cross-Examinations 3 minutes Affirmative Constructive Time Speaker
  14. 14. Lincoln-Douglas (Our version) <ul><li>Each side speaks for a total of 8 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>3 members per team </li></ul><ul><li>Each debater is allowed 3 minutes of preparation time that they can use anytime before speaking </li></ul>
  15. 15. Topics <ul><li>http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/hsdebate.html </li></ul>

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