Debate chapter 6
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Stock issues meaning
-Four basic arguments in every debate
-building blocks of affirmative case construction
Stock Issues Listed
-Addresses whether the affirmative case relates directly or indirectly to the resolution to be debated.
-Affirmative should chose an aspect of the topic and utilize it
National Forensic League
-A national organization for high school students that promotes participation and reales articles and papers with the resolution for the next year.
- use the website and sources to point narrow your case areas to those you think are defendable as topical
-Unwanted problem resulting from an action or inaction of the current system.
- Affirmatjve focuses in a problem not being solved effective
Specifies that the subject of harm is large enough or important enough to be discussed.
An argument that's obvious or self-evident enough to convince your judge that the affirmative is correct.
In debate, this refers to any quality of the present system that prevents or inhibits the problem from being resolved
Determine that the status quo cannot solve the problem through current programs
Affirmative's solution to the harm
Affirmative vs. Negative Inherency
Affirmative- argues the status quo can't solve the harm and presents a plan.
Negative- Argues that the status quote CAN solve the harm and the affirmative plan is not needed or ineffective.
-Whether the plan can solve the harm
- most debated
-use specific evidence
Case points/scenarios to use to prove that your
plan is effective
Most fundamental negative argument
- Challenging the affirmative's harm
burden of proof
the affirmative's obligation to present evidence to support their claim
Steps of Negative Harm
1. Challenge size, scope, and/or importance of harm.
2. Offer your own statistics and numbers.
3. Establish doubt in the judges mind about the validity of the affirmative
When it comes to evidence, the negative should...
- Listen carefully to anything that's "too good to be true" .
-ask for additional evidence
*You do not have to prove your diligence. You are innocent until the affirmative debate team proves otherwise."
Only responsible for answering specific attacks.
Negative challenge of the Inherent Barrier
When the affirmative creates a scenario, negative must claim that the present system is working well, hasn't had the opportunity to solve the harm, can adjust to solve it, or does care and will solve the harm.
Deals with laws, regulations, guidelines, and so on.
Negative- present system is flexible enough to solve the harm scenarios.
- Hard to prove and hard to defend since it's based on attitudes.
- Negative should claim the present system doesn't support or legislate such attitudes and it is working to improve it.
- Ex: Racism
Negative's challenge of Solvency
Prove the present system can solve the harm scenarios or that the affirmative's plan cannot solve it.
Words to use to argue General solvency
Affirmative's plan is Impractical, radical, and unrealistic
Funding of the affirmative's pan
Affirmative- explain how it'll pay for their proposal
Negative- Claim it's costly= tax increase, divert funds, increase the deficit or unbalance the budget.
How long will the plan take to create the affirmative's benefits.
- too long= good negative argument
Who will implement the plan?
- I.e U.S. government, international groups, etc.
- Negative can point out the poor record of those implementing the plan
Who will make sure that the plan is followed
An act of will that creates something without effort. Assumes that the congress will pass the affirmative plan.
- negative ask if the plan is a violation of fiat.
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