03-09-10 - COMM 40 Tuesday, March 9 Agenda Check-in Current...

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COMM 40 Tuesday, March 9
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Agenda Check-in Current Event Presentation by Josh How to Prepare for Debate 1 Flowing Cross Examination Debate 1 Specifics Looking Ahead
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Propositional Analysis: Step 1 Think of the resolution being debated. Articulate, in your own words, the position you are taking for the debate. What terms (in the resolution) need to be defined before you can debate? What value is being supported by your position? How will you win the debate?
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Example: Step 1 Resolved: Economic sanctions ought not be used to achieve foreign policy objectives. AFF = Government shouldn’t use embargoes or tariffs to get what they want from other countries / NEG = Government should use whatever soft means necessary to negotiate with other countries Need to define: economic sanctions, foreign policy AFF value = efficiency / NEG value = security Debate will be won by presenting arguments that best support the value
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Propositional Analysis: Step 2 Identify the best definitions for the terms (for you to win the debate) Write down at least four reasons for your position and value on four different note cards. Search for specific evidence in support of these reasons
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Example: Step 2 Definitions: Economic sanctions = restrictions upon trade and financial dealings that a country imposes upon another for political reasons, usually as punishment for following policies of which the sanctioning country disapproves. Foreign policy = The diplomatic policy of a nation in its interactions with other nations. Economic sanctions ought not be used to achieve foreign policy objectives because they are inefficient .
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Example: Step 2 (cont.) They are inefficient because: 1. They do not work.
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