Debate unit vocabulary
21 terms from the debate unit.
Terms in this set (21)
two people equally trying to prove to a judge which side is "right", using a formal structure.
confrontation in which people cross lines and attack to prove to each other WHO or what is "right"
presenting a persuasive opinion or claim
a series of debates in 1858 for Illinois state senate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas; also a specific structure for modern debate.
a statement made by the lawyer for each side at the beginning of a trial, in which each lawyer outlines the case he or she intends to present
in a trial, each attorney's summary of the case, which attempts to persuade the judge (and the jury if there is one) to favor his or her side
the opposite argument or viewpoint from what the speaker/writer is saying
a response that refutes an argument; a comeback
Prove to be false or incorrect
Defend, explain, or make excuses for by reasoning
Mark the outline of; sketch; describe in detail
To examine, assess, and judge carefully.
A statement or assertion that is open to challenge and that requires support
relevant pieces of information that support a claim: facts, quotations, examples, statistics, or stories.
A method of reasoning/thinking
A mental activity that consists of organizing information or beliefs into a series of steps to reach conclusions
Connected with or related to the subject
Having nothing to do with the subject
A cause and effect relationship in which one variable controls the changes in another variable.
A relationship between two variables.