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Debate 101: Reply Speaker

Reply speeches are final summaries of your team’s case. Many people underestimate this role, because you’re not allowed to bring new analysis.

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Debate 101: 3rd Speaker

Third speakers are probably the most responsive speakers in the entire debate.

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Debate 101: 2nd Speaker

The second speaker’s job is simple: respond to the previous speakers’ arguments and extend the debate.

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Debate 101: 1st Speaker

First speakers should focus on the delivery of the main case, setting the foundation for your side to win the debate.

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Debate 101: Rebuttals

Essentially, rebuttal is a response toward your opponent’s main ideas. You can rebut your opponent’s method, benefits, and harms.

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Debate 101: Practical Arguments

In practical arguments, you need to talk about the harms and benefits of a motion.

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Debate 101: Principle Arguments

Principle arguments accept that something might be harmless – even beneficial – but question whether it’s right to do so regardless.

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Debate 101: Debate Procedure

Debate is a very versatile sport with a variety of formats. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll be focusing on Asian Parliamentary.