IMPACTS
Making
Arguments Matter
SUCCESSFUL
Successful debators are able to show why their
arguments matter. They can explain the significance of
arguments...
What's An Impact?
One way to evaluate arguments is by looking at their
significance. In debate, an argument's significance...
No Assumptions
Do not assume that you, the judge, and other debators
agree on what arguments are important. In debates, yo...
Presentation is Everything
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Therefore ...
You must follow your arguments with a "therefore"
statement providing reasons why they matter. For
example "...
Thoughtful Politics
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IMPACTS .... explain why
each of the following impacts
are bad
drought
crime
falling a class
famine
floods
forest fires
gl...
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  1. 1. IMPACTS Making Arguments Matter
  2. 2. SUCCESSFUL Successful debators are able to show why their arguments matter. They can explain the significance of arguments in a way that makes them more important and real.
  3. 3. What's An Impact? One way to evaluate arguments is by looking at their significance. In debate, an argument's significance is called its impact. Video was not exported from SlideRocket
  4. 4. No Assumptions Do not assume that you, the judge, and other debators agree on what arguments are important. In debates, you often make an argument that you think is important, but the other team and perhaps the judge does not.
  5. 5. Presentation is Everything Video was not exported from SlideRocket
  6. 6. Therefore ... You must follow your arguments with a "therefore" statement providing reasons why they matter. For example "Children should watch less television because it affects them negatively," is not enough. You must say how watching too much television affects them and how many children are affected. Explaining your impacts shows the judge and the audience the significance of your issue and the importance of your argument.
  7. 7. Thoughtful Politics Video was not exported from SlideRocket
  8. 8. IMPACTS .... explain why each of the following impacts are bad drought crime falling a class famine floods forest fires global warming imprisonment inequality losing freedom of speech sexism slavery

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