Ld Debate Basics Novdec 2008

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Ld Debate Basics Novdec 2008

  1. 1. LD Debate Basics From Lincoln to Value Criterion
  2. 2. Preview <ul><li>Basic LD Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Times </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Current Topic </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic LD Overview This Guy And This Guy Debated Equality A Value is A principle, standard, or quality considered desirable (answers.com) Equality is an example of a Value, we will talk more about this latter.
  4. 4. Cases Good News Bad News Writing cases is just like writing an essay. Debating is a lot like reading your essay, listening to someone else’s essay and then trying to argue that yours is right. I will give you the thesis statement, and I will give you 100s of main points to choose from, and, heck, sometimes I will even write the essay for you.
  5. 6. Times <ul><li>6 Minutes Affirmative Constructive </li></ul>
  6. 7. Affirmative Means to say YES to something
  7. 8. Constructive means to build something
  8. 10. Times <ul><li>6 Minutes Affirmative Constructive </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination </li></ul>
  9. 11. Cross Examination <ul><li>Whomever just spoke gets asked questions by the person that just listened. </li></ul>THIS IS HARD, DON’T FEEL BAD IF IT IS HARD FOR YOU
  10. 13. Times <ul><li>6 Minutes Affirmative Constructive (AC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination (CX) </li></ul><ul><li>7 Minutes Negative Constructive (NC) </li></ul>
  11. 14. Negative means NO Nein, Non, Nyet, Nope, Not NO! NO!
  12. 15. Times <ul><li>6 Minutes Affirmative Constructive (AC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination (CX) </li></ul><ul><li>7 Minutes Negative Constructive (NC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination (CX) </li></ul>
  13. 16. Cross Examination <ul><li>Whomever just spoke gets asked questions by the person that just listened. </li></ul>THIS IS HARD, DON’T FEEL BAD IF IT IS HARD FOR YOU
  14. 17. Times <ul><li>6 Minutes Affirmative Constructive (AC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination (CX) </li></ul><ul><li>7 Minutes Negative Constructive (NC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination (CX) </li></ul><ul><li>4 Minutes Affirmative Rebuttal (AR) </li></ul>
  15. 18. What’s a Rebuttal? A Rebuttal is defending you own arguments and attacking the other guys.
  16. 19. Times <ul><li>6 Minutes Affirmative Constructive (AC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination (CX) </li></ul><ul><li>7 Minutes Negative Constructive (NC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Cross Examination (CX) </li></ul><ul><li>4 Minutes Affirmative Rebuttal (1AR) </li></ul><ul><li>7 Minutes Negative Rebuttal (NR) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Minutes Affirmative Rebuttal (2AR) </li></ul>
  17. 22. The N.F.L. <ul><li>Each time you do a speech activity, you can earn NFL points. </li></ul>Debate: You win 6 points, You lose 3 points WHY?
  18. 23. Degrees of Membership Merit 25 Points Honor 75 Points Excellence 150 Points Distinction 250 Points Special Distinction 500 Points Superior Distinction 750 Points Outstanding Distinction 1000 Points Premier Distinction 1500 Points
  19. 24. Review <ul><li>Case is an essay </li></ul><ul><li>A Value is an abstract thing that is desirable </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive: where you build your argument is easy and fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuttals :where you defend yourself and attack the other guy is hard and fun. </li></ul><ul><li>You too can be a member of the NFL. </li></ul>
  20. 26. Nov./Dec. Topic 2008 <ul><li>Resolved: In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote. </li></ul>
  21. 27. STEP ONE <ul><li>Define those terms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a felon? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a democratic society? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a right? </li></ul></ul>An individual who commits a crime of a serious nature A form of government in which the supreme power is held completely by the people under a free electoral system (directly or indirectly. A privilege granted a person, as by virtue of birth A power, privilege, demand, or claim possessed by a particular person by virtue of law.
  22. 28. The Felon Debate <ul><li>An individual who commits a crime of a serious nature </li></ul>What is a serious nature crime? What about after prison time is served? What do other people think?
  23. 30. The Felon Debate <ul><li>An individual who commits a crime of a serious nature </li></ul>What is a serious nature crime? What about after prison time is served? What do other people think? What are things like now?
  24. 32. The Felon Debate <ul><li>An individual who commits a crime of a serious nature </li></ul>What is a serious nature crime? What about after prison time is served? What do other people think? What are things like now?
  25. 33. The Right Debate part 1 <ul><li>A privilege granted a person, as by virtue of birth. </li></ul>Can this kind of right be taken away? If so, by whom? What examples of these rights can you think of? Who makes sure you know about these rights, who protects them if they are threatened?
  26. 34. The Right Debate part 2 <ul><li>A power, privilege, demand, or claim possessed by a particular person by virtue of law. </li></ul>Can this kind of right be taken away? If so, by whom? What examples of these rights can you think of? Who makes sure you know about these rights, who protects them if they are threatened?

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