02-18-10 - COMM 140P sec 2 Thursday, February 18 Agenda...

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COMM 140P sec 2 Thursday, February 18
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Agenda Check in Review Debate Elements Negative Strategies, part I Debate teams Looking Ahead
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Review Debate Elements What are the stock issues? What is fiat? What are the three types of propositions?
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Negative Strategies Negative has the obligation to prove the AFF’s claims false There are three major argument types that you can prepare for ahead of time Disadvantages Counterplans Topicality arguments You can also make case attacks
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Case Attacks During the debate, listen for the following areas to attack: Anecdotal evidence: isolated examples that don’t represent the whole Assertions: unsupported claims Biased source: evidence from biased sources may be less credible Dates: outdated evidence No causality: correlation is not causation
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Prepared Negative Arguments Disadvantages Counterplans Topicality arguments
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Disadvantages (DA) (a.k.a. disad) are arguments which prove the effects of the plan would be BAD! DAs are weighed against Advantages to decide whether the plan is net beneficial (weighing mechanism) DAs must have the following parts: Name Link Uniqueness Impact
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02-18-10 - COMM 140P sec 2 Thursday, February 18 Agenda...

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