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Formal Debate<br />
Usually begins with the word “that”<br />Eg. That all students should complete Year 12<br />The Topic<br />
Affirmative<br />Arguing for the statement<br />Negative<br />Arguing against the statement<br />Three people in each team...
first affirmative<br />first negative<br />second affirmative<br />second negative<br />third affirmative (team captain)<b...
Have a strong opening sentence.<br />Define all key terms.<br />Could introduce evidence<br />Finish with a strong stateme...
Strong opening statement<br />Redefine the key terms to suit your argument.<br />Could introduce evidence.<br />Finish wit...
Briefly rebut the first speaker for the negative<br />Be quick about this<br />Provide evidence to support the statement<b...
Briefly rebut the second speaker for the negative<br />Be quick about this<br />Provide evidence to show that the statemen...
Use your best speaker for this spot.<br />You should write this response as the negative speakers are speaking.<br />Contr...
Use your best speaker for this spot.<br />You should write this response as the positive speakers are speaking.<br />Contr...
Questions and Suggestions<br />
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Formal debate

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Formal debate

  1. 1. Formal Debate<br />
  2. 2. Usually begins with the word “that”<br />Eg. That all students should complete Year 12<br />The Topic<br />
  3. 3. Affirmative<br />Arguing for the statement<br />Negative<br />Arguing against the statement<br />Three people in each team<br />Team<br />
  4. 4. first affirmative<br />first negative<br />second affirmative<br />second negative<br />third affirmative (team captain)<br />third negative (team captain)<br />Speaking order<br />
  5. 5. Have a strong opening sentence.<br />Define all key terms.<br />Could introduce evidence<br />Finish with a strong statement about why the statement in true.<br />First Speaker for the Affirmative<br />
  6. 6. Strong opening statement<br />Redefine the key terms to suit your argument.<br />Could introduce evidence.<br />Finish with a strong statement about why the statement in false.<br />First Speaker for the Negative<br />
  7. 7. Briefly rebut the first speaker for the negative<br />Be quick about this<br />Provide evidence to support the statement<br />Explain why your evidence makes the statement true.<br />Second Speaker for the Affirmative<br />
  8. 8. Briefly rebut the second speaker for the negative<br />Be quick about this<br />Provide evidence to show that the statement is not true.<br />Explain why your evidence show that the statement is not true.<br />Second Speaker for the Negative<br />
  9. 9. Use your best speaker for this spot.<br />You should write this response as the negative speakers are speaking.<br />Contradict any negative points that you can.<br />Repeat the main points for your side.<br />Close with a memorable sentence about why the statement is right.<br />Third Speaker for the Postive<br />
  10. 10. Use your best speaker for this spot.<br />You should write this response as the positive speakers are speaking.<br />Contradict any postivepoints that you can.<br />Repeat the main points for your side.<br />Close with a memorable sentence about why the statement is wrong.<br />Third Speaker for the Negative<br />
  11. 11. Questions and Suggestions<br />

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