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RESOLUTION ______________________________________________________________________ ARGUMENTS FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE POSITION ARGUMENTS FOR THE NEGATIVE POSITION

Hint: For each argument you find to support the affirmative side, you should look for a counter argument for the negative position. You want to be as well informed about both sides of the debate as possible. This will allow you to form a strong rebuttal of the other teams argument.

RESOLUTION ______________________________________________________________________ EXAMPLES THAT SUPPORT THE AFFIRMATIVE POSITION EXAMPLES THAT SUPPORT THE NEGATIVE POSITION

Hint: Dont use stories about people you know as examples for your arguments! In a debate the best type of examples are broad (like a survey, statistics, or looking at the behaviour of a large group of people). Personal examples about people you know are not likely to be a good tool to explain a complex issue in a debate. If a student said, cigarettes cant be dangerous, my grandfather smoked all his life, and lived to be 100! it would not be very good evidence of whether or not cigarettes are harmful.