debate format - POLICYDEBATEBRIEFS Multicultural and...

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P OLICY  D EBATE  B RIEFS Assignment : Each student will turn in a brief of his or her speech on  the day after the debate. D EBATE  F ORMAT 1 st  Affirmative Construction (5 minutes) 1 st  Negative Construction (5 minutes) 2 nd  Affirmative Construction (5 minutes) 2 nd  Negative Construction (5 minutes) ****Break – Rebuttal Preparation (2 minutes)**** Negative Rebuttal (2 minutes) Affirmative Rebuttal (2 minutes) R OLES Affirmative Negative Identify problems with the status quo (called “harms”),  propose a policy change, and defend the policy’s  relevance, desirability and feasibility. Defend the status quo and attack the affirmative plan.  The negative side may propose a counter plan, which  presents a slight variation in the status quo while  maintaining a defense of the status quo in general. C ONTENT   OF  S PEECHES Affirmative Negative 1st Affirmative Constructive I.  Introduction      A.  Greeting      B.  Philosophical overview
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOCIAL SOCIALWORK taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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