The five steps are as follows:
Tips For Winning Debates and Arguments
Debate Topics for Grades 6 Through 9
How to Conduct a Class Debate
The affirmative gives the first constructive speech, and the rebuttals alternate: negative, affirmative, negative, affirmative. The affirmative has both the first and last speeches of the debate
In the opening statement, you must clearly present your team's case, explain why your argument is strong, and state what criteria your team will use to support it. At the end, you must wrap up your team's case and re-state why it is the better argumen
Debating Historical Matters
The format is a two on two competition, with two debaters representing the Pro and two debaters representing the Con. Each person in the debate delivers one four minute Constructive or Rebuttal speech and then a two minute Summary or Final Focus speech.
A formal debate usually involves three groups: one supporting a resolution (affirmative team), one opposing the resolution (opposing team), and those who are judging the quality of the evidence and arguments and the performance in the debate.
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