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Debate Terminology

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Proposition
a statement expressing the topic of the debate(resolution)
Constructive Case
Arguments that build (construct) your case
Rebuttal
Overcoming your opponents arguments, continuing to build and reexplain your case
Time Rules
The amount of time given to each part of the debate
Logos
Logic
Ethos
Integrity, ethics
Pathos
Emotion
Reason
A rational motive for a belief or action (sound judgement)
Rational
Wise, judicious, not absurd or foolish (consistent with logic)
Logic
Sound thinking, thinking that makes sense
Reasoning
forming conclusions, judgements or inferences
Syllogism
An argument made by a series of statements
Analogy
A comparison between the similarities of two things
Premise
A proposition helping to support a conclusion
Conclusion
Summing up of points and statements
Reasoning by Analogy
Drawing conclusion from similar situations