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The L/D team will be meeting on January 4th after the Forensics Team Meeting and on January 11th to work on cases and run mock debates.
Agenda: 
  1. Recap of WACFL Mega Tourney
  2. Research and case work for new topic
  3. Who is coming to the January Tourney?
  4. Run Cases (11th only)

Lincoln/Douglas Debate Format

 

Affirmative...............................................6-minute constructive

Negative ..................................................3-minute cross examination

Negative..................................................7-minute constructive

Affirmative ...............................................3-minute cross examination

Affirmative...............................................4-minute rebuttal

Negative..................................................6-minute rebuttal

Affirmative...............................................3-minute rebuttal

Each Speaker shall have 3 minutes total prep time.

1AC (first Affirmative Constructive) – 6 minutes
A good introduction that attracts the audiences attention and interest in the topic
Clearly state the resolution
Clearly state each of your contentions
    Support with reason and evidence
Conclude effectively
Cross Ex of the Aff by the Neg – 3 minutes
You ask questions – have a strategy or at the very least a direction to your questioning
Be courteous
Face the audience
1NC (first Negative Constructive) – 7 minutes
A good introduction that attracts the audiences attention and interest in the topic
Clearly state the Negative’s position on the topic
Clearly state the Negative’s Observations
    Support with reason and evidence
Attack and question the Affirmative’s Contentions/evidence
Conclude effectively
Cross Ex of the Neg by the Aff – 3 minutes  
You ask questions – have a strategy or at the very least a direction to your questioning
Be courteous
Face the audience
 
Rebuttal Speeches – No new arguments are allowed – new evidence, analysis is ok
  1AR (first Affirmative Rebuttal) - 4 minutes
Respond to the Neg Observations – show how they are not as strong/relevant as the Aff Contentions
Rebuild the Aff case
  NR (Negative Rebuttal) – 6 minutes
Respond to latest Affirmative arguments
Make your final case to the audience that the Neg position is superior to the Aff
Try and convince the audience the Aff has failed to carry the burden of proof
Summarize the debate and conclude effectively and ask for the audience to agree with the Neg position
  2AR (second Affirmative Rebuttal) – 3 minutes
Respond to final Negative arguments
Summarize the debate and show the audience how the Aff position is superior – and the Aff has
    carried the burden of proof
Conclude effectively.


November/December Resolution:
Individuals have a moral obligation to assist those in need.