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Arts and Humanities
Lincoln Douglas Debate Terms 8/2018
Terms in this set (20)
Format of a Lincoln Douglas Debate
1st AC (6)
1st NC (7)
1st Aff Rebuttal (4)
1st Neg Rebuttal (6)
2nd Aff Rebuttal (3)
Miscellaneous 4 minute prep time for each person
Argues in favor of resolution
Argues against the resolution
Subject/topic of debate
First speech to build major arguments
Refute opposing arguments
Cross Examination (CX)
Questioning period to clarify, expose weaknesses, and set up arguments
Propositions of Fact
Argues that something exists, occurs, or is related to something in some way
Ex- Abuse of illegal drugs harms students
Propositions of Value
Requires a value judgement such as
is better than
is more important than
Propositions of Policy
Advocates course of action
An idea towards which people strive
Against the man; argument made against the person rather than their ideas
Substituting association for causation.
Presenting only two possible alternatives to a complex situation, when in fact there are many more.
Guilt by Association
The attempt to discredit an opponent by associating their argument with an undesirable idea or person.
A question which limits the range of discourse by containing a controversial or unjustified assumption.
An appeal that convinces someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
An appeal by persuading an audience through reason.
An appeal to the emotions of the audience by creating an emotional response.
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