Debate Planning and Research Guide

Be it resolved that: (fill this part in with your topic)

Order of speaking

Order

Name

First

Second

Third

Affirmative Side

The affirmative side must prove that the proposition is needed, practical and desirable.

 Negative Side

The negative side should attack and attempt to destroy the affirmative’s issues and arguments.  The negative side should present clear reasons for disagreeing with the proposition.


Negative Side

The negative side should attack and attempt to destroy the affirmative’s issues and arguments.  The negative side should present clear reasons for disagreeing with the proposition.

First Negative (Your Name)

First Negative’s Constructive Speech (3 minutes)

Write your negative constructive speech here:


Preparing for cross-examination (First Negative)

Prepare answers to 10-15 possible cross-examination questions to which you will have to respond.  

Imagine that you are from the other teams and determine what questions may be asked of your team.

Possible Question

Your Response

        


Second Negative (Your Name)

Second Negative’s Constructive Speech (3 minutes)

Write your negative constructive speech here:


Preparing for cross-examination (Second Negative)

Prepare answers to 10-15 possible cross-examination questions to which you will have to respond.  

Imagine that you are from the other teams and determine what questions may be asked of your team.

Possible Question

Your Response

        

Third Negative (Your Name)

Prepare 10-15 questions that you might want to ask the opposition.    You will have to anticipate (guess) what they their arguments and statements will be.

The questions that you select during the debate will depend on what the other team talks about during their constructive speech.

List your questions here:


Prepare strong argument/statements (in jot note form) to present in your rebuttal at the end of your debate.  (2 minute).

You should take notes during the entire debate so that you may refer to these in your rebuttal. You will have a five-minute break to prepare your debate.  Your teammates can help you during this time, but cannot say anything during your rebuttal.

List your rebuttal ideas here: