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Anatomy of Debate

Anatomy of Debate

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Anatomy of Debate1AC 1NC 2AC The block 1AR 2NR 2AR 1A
Start slowlyAclimate yourself Establish AcronymsDon¶t go crazy speakingat the beginning of your speechThe 1AC is different from1AC to 1AC so you needto slow down to aid theJudge¶s ears No one can maintain thespeed they start atEstablish strongtransitions-
 
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ause betweencards-
 
Say ³NEXTADVANTAGE´or ³NEXT´It is a good idea to readcitations if you canGive it with inflexionDon¶t trip over words,make sure you know your speech, practicallymemorize your cards andlook up at the judge if youcanBe interesting, give the judges a reason to listenSlow down for the planSuggestions:-
 
Good taglines-
 
Group similar categories of FlowingThink of answers toarguments that youdon¶t have a block toStart thinking aboutthe 1AR. Whicharguments will you beextendingThink about how youcan helpBe the 2A¶s personalassistantOrganize everythingfrom the 1NC for your partner Read the 1NCevidence-
 
Tell your  partner tomakearguments based on whatyou read fromthemHave a list of thingsthat you need to tellthe 2A that you canquickly communicatewith your partner  before his speech
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rep cross-xquestionsBackflow the 2ACCircle arguments you are goingfor Highlighting sweet argumentsWrite answersas you flowDon¶t let the2A prep your speech makehim help you prep your speechRead theopponent¶sevidence andassess thequality of their cards
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ull blocks-
 
Make a 1AR accordion pretournament-
 
Link extensions-
 
Case outweighsextension-
 
Commonextensions-
 
If there is acommon cardthe 2A cant getinto the 2ACstick it into a block -
 
Get to know the2AC blocksBeat the negativestrategies, not their arguments
NEVER WALK THEPLANK, THERE ISALWAYS A WAY TOSHIFT THEARGUMENTS YOUHAVE AND ALTER THE DEBATE WITHTHE ARGUMENTSYOU ALREADYHAVE.
 
argumentstogether 
2A
Highlight evidenceWork on 2AC frontline if you know what type of arguments the teams youare against tend to run-
 
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ull out these pieces of evidenceearlyWatch your judge-
 
Is the judgeflowing onmultiple sheets of  paper?-
 
Is your judgeflowing?-
 
What does it look like your judge iswriting down? Arethey taking notesin cursive? Arethey using 2 pens?Do theyunderstand whatyou are saying?Do they haveweird facialexpressions? Arethey shaking their head to theargument that youor the other teamare reading?
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ulling blocks-
 
If nothingunpredictable pull it as thearguments aremade-
 
If unpredictableyou can either  bracket it off for later or  begin writinganswers asthey speak,you mightneed to saveto beanswered incross-x or hand it to the1A-
 
When on caseargumentsflow it as it isread and writeanswers asyou flow them-
 
Always pulltheory blocksand pull theright theory blocksCreate good order:-
 
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Slow-
 
Case-
 
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, DA, K (based onwhich is the biggestthreat)You don¶t want a T debate inwhich you or the other teamdebates of the other team¶s blocksTime your 2AC blocks (beforethe tournament)Make short and long versionsCreate a timeline for your speechThink strategically whether there were contradictions madeand how their arguments interact-
 
Do I want to kick advantages-
 
Do I want to straight turntheir argumentsYou should read addons-
 
Read addons thatsolve/turn the impacts of their offcase positionsBring up more evidence that youare going to read but be finewith just letting a bunch of evidence goBe prepared for extra timeCross hatch your flows so theyare easier to get to with your evidence underneath each flowWrite EV on your flow whereyou are reading evidenceDon¶t prepyour partner¶sspeechRead your opponent¶sevidence
 
Read theory
1N
Make sure the 1NC isready (should be done preround)Make sure everything ishighlighted (should bedone preround)Highlight updatesWork on arguments theytend to overcover Do block preparationMake your blocks specificto the opposing teamAdding case specificarguments
READ THE 1ACEVIDENCE
 ± There may be ununderlined evidencethat you can use on negLook for undisclosedargumentsMaybe there is a genriclinks that say for example: ³X causesdeficit which causeseveryone to die´ youwouldn¶t know to pull outyou evidence sayingdeficit now unless youread itIf you are a K debater quote lines of the 1ACthat support your link Read the 1ACanticipating thearguments you arerunning ie if you arereading a counterplanread their solvency
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rescripted
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rewritten blocksAssembled speech before the roundGo slow on topicality-
 
A good reasonyou should doit firstDon¶t make it unclear what the T argumentis-
 
If you don¶tdo that thenthe judge will be unclear onwhat you aredoing and givea lot of leewayto the aff Say the name of theoffcase argument before you read it-
 
It gives theaffirmative theability torename your Tag well on casearguments Number caseargumentsIf you lose track of numbers use Nextrather than andHelping the 2NRead the 2AC¶s evidence-
 
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ut them into piles for them
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ull blocks
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rep cross-x questions
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rep analytics
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reppingduring cross-xof the 2NCand the 2NCDoes not flowthe 2NC!!!Good idea to put your obscurearguments inthe 1NR if you don¶twant to bequestioned onit

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