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2012 October Topic
Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change.

 

November Topic
Resolved: Current U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East undermines our national security.

 

Public Forum Debate

Learning to debate and speak well in public are very important if you wish to succeed in life. Why? Read this article to find out. This lens will explore what debate is, why is it important, what the benefits of debating are, and will explain one type of debate, Public Forum Debate.

Public Forum Debate with some Public Forum Debate tips and tricks.

Guide to Public Forum Debate

---1. The Preparation
---2. The Debate
Advanced
---1.Writing the Case
------1. Sourcing
---2.Debating
------1. General Debate Guidelines
------2. Constructive Speech
------3. Crossfire
------4. Rebuttal
------5. Final Focus
------6. Flowing
------7. Psychology
---3. Debate Tournament
------1.Debate Tournament Checklist
---4.Extra Useful Resources
------1.Websites
------2. Great Books for Beginning Debaters

 

Public Forum Debate Format

 

1. Team A: First Speaker: Constructive Speech 4 minutes
2. Team B: First Speaker: Constructive Speech 4 minutes
3. Crossfire (between first speakers) 3 minutes
4. Team A: Second Speaker: Rebuttal 4 minutes
5. Team B: Second Speaker: Rebuttal 4 minutes
6. Crossfire (between second speakers) 3 minutes
7. Team A: First Speaker: Summary 2 minutes
8. Team B: First Speaker: Summary 2 minutes
9. Grand Crossfire (All speakers) 3 minutes
10. Team A: Second Speaker: Final Focus/Last Shot 2 minutes
11. Team B: Second Speaker: Final Focus/Last Shot 2 minutes

Both teams also receive 2 minutes of prep time which can be used before any of the specified speeches.

 

 

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