Argument Construction

Like a boxing match, allow a single proposer from a team make points against a single opposer from another team. Allow two minutes a bout. Allow one...
Key Points: The following editorials clearly articulate a problem with the status quo, provide evidence for the existence of the problem, and...
Key Points: Find some value claims, for example in advertisements or newspaper editorials, and ask students to identify the assumed value which...
Key Points: A defensive argument’s goal is to prevent the other side from scoring a point. As such, a defensive argument usually attempts to...
Example Resolution: This house should raise taxes. Example Plans: 1) The United States will enact a tax of $50 on every ton of carbon emitted. 2) The...
Have students watch a debate, either one that is performed live by experienced debaters, or one that is on videotape. It is not necessary that the...