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Writing a debate. - September 3rd 2015, 07:44 PM

What are some tips to write a good debate? I have to do one for a class.


   
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Re: Writing a debate. - September 3rd 2015, 08:02 PM

I think of it as an outline like this

Side 1:
Introduction of argument
point 1
counterargument
rebuttal
point 2
counterargument 2
rebuttal 2
etc etc...
Conclusion

That's the structure I learned from my own experiences with debates. Hope it helps a little as a framework. The idea behind knowing counterarguments is that you make your argument more effective by anticipating what the other side might pose their argument and then crushing it with a rebuttal :P
   
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Re: Writing a debate. - September 4th 2015, 02:36 AM

Basically how we're doing it is we have 15 minutes to present our side. Then the other side goes, and we have time for rebuttals, I think.


   
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