1. What is the motion all about? (Simplify it)
2. Give the background of the debate. State the problem.
3. Define the issues.
4. Give a Model: Mechanism/Standards.
5. Give the outline of your arguments
6. Discuss arguments 1 by 1
7. Summarize your points by reiterating your outline.
8. Throw a burden
Leader of the Opposition
1. Overview, try to recontextualise the debate.
2. Rebut: bash the model; attack substantive case. Sometimes a counter-model will be introduced.
“Will taxing church property solve the budget deficit?
No – for two reasons ...”
3. Give the outline of your arguments
a. Discuss arguments 1 by 1
b. Summarize your points by reiterating your outline.
4. Throw a burden
1. Give a brief rebuttal (integrate rebuilding of arguments)
2. Give the outline of your arguments
3. Discuss arguments 1 by 1
4. Summarize your points by reiterating your outline.
5. Throw a burden
1. Lay down the issues in the debate
2. Discuss each issue by:
a. presenting the analysis of the opponent on said issue
b. Rebut their analysis (by using the case presented by your team or by giving supplements)
1. Why should you win the debate?
a. Greater contribution to the debate.
b. Responsiveness to the motion and the issues presented.
2. Comparative analysis:
a. How your team had advantage over the other?
b. What is the problem with the case of the opponent? (Causal links, Assertions, Contradictions)