Guidelines for the Discussion Section Debates 2008 - MCB 61Debate #1 – week of March 10-14Debate #2 – week of March 31-April 4Debate #3 – week of April 28-May 2TOPICS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASSThe third of the class addressing the topic will divide into two groups: AFFIRMATIVE and NEGATIVE. Debates will occur IN DISCUSSION SECTION. We expect that groups will have to meet outside of class time to prepare for the debate.DEBATE STRUCTURE:I)Opening Arguments / Statements• Affirmative5 minutes• Negative5 minutesII)Work with group to prepare rebuttal3 minutesIII)Rebuttal Round• Negative responds to affirmative's opening arguments3 minutes• Affirmative responds to negative's opening arguments3 minutesIV)Work with group to prepare closing statements3 minutesV)Closing Arguments / Statements• Affirmative3 minutes• Negative3 minutesVI)Questions, Comments, and Discussion from the Audience!
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