Guidelines for Debates

Guidelines for Debates - Guidelines for Debates Each issue...

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Guidelines for Debates Each issue will be debated by 4 students: two on the "pro" side and two on the "con" side. The responsibilities for each of the sides is as follows: The stater . This person will be primarily responsible for stating the position taken by his/her side. He or she will bring up, point by point, the issues inherent in each part of the argument. A prepared written outline may be quite helpful, but direct reading of a prepared statement will not be appropriate. A conversational presentation of the position in the stater's own words will be much more acceptable. The stater will also be responsible for watching the flow of the arguments presented by the prover and the attacker (see below). At the end, the stater will summarize, recap, and state which of the points made can be salvaged to ultimately support the team's position. The prover . The prover will be responsible for citing relevant research to back up any of the statements given by the stater. He or she must have intimate knowledge of the empirical content of the positions taken and should understand the research supporting the side chosen. The prover can do well by looking up outside sources in order to strengthen the stater's
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course RTV 4931 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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