Debate Competition Chairperson 1 Affirmative 1 Opposite team team 2 Speaking 2 Area 3 3 Audience Adjudicator
1ST AFFIRMATIVE Defines the topic 1ST NEGATIVE Challenges the affirmative definition2ND AFFIRMATIVE Defends the affirmative definition. 2ND NEGATIVE Rebuts the affirmative definition3RD AFFIRMATIVE Defends the affirmative 3RD NEGATIVE definition Rebuts the affirmative definition.
Forum debateAims: · To show inexperienced debaters that debating is as much about a lively and dynamic argument as it is about presenting formal public speeches. · To take prepared arguments and use them for a debate.
What to do:o We will select two teams with approximately equal numberso We will Set a topic for debateo Have each team prepare arguments supporting their side of the topic. Each prepared argument should be quite short – a maximum of one minute in length Speakers should stand in their place when they speak.