Main debate events
This is an individual debate in a large group setting. Legislative debaters research and write pieces of Congressional legislation that they feel will better the society in which we live. At a tournament, debaters will speak on the legislation while using proper parliamentary procedure. Judges score each competitor based on argumentation ability, speaking technique, knowledge of parliamentary procedure and overall participation.
This popular style of debating features one person on each side. Propositions of value are debated with the emphasis on developing logical argumentation rather than an accumulation of information. You learn values analysis, argumentation skills, sound and ethical uses of persuasion, and clear, audience-centered communication. You will have the opportunity to debate several topics during the school year. For more information, visit http://www.nflonline.org/uploads/AboutNFL/ldtext.pdf.
The Policy topic is the current national question. You and a partner debate both sides of an interesting and controversial proposition for the entire season in the "Oregon" style, which includes constructive argument, cross-examination and refutation. Skills you learn include research, policy analysis, case construction, refutation, questioning, organization and communication.
Public Forum Debate
Public Forum Debate is an audience-friendly debate. You and a partner debate controversial issues that are taken from the newspaper headlines. A new topic is announced the first day of each preceding month at http://www.nflonline.org. A Public Forum Debate round begins with a flip of a coin between the competing teams to determine your side and speaker position. Public Forum tests your skills in argumentation, cross-examination and refutation. For more information, visit http://www.nflonline.org/uploads/AboutNFL/cr103pf_instr.pdf.
A contestant draws three questions on a foreign topic, selects one, then has 30 minutes to prepare an answer to the question. The contestant utilizes a set of files that he or she has built as a resource for answering the question. Only published materials may be used as resources (books, magazines, newspaper and online resources). At the completion of the 30-minute preparation time, the student will speak on the topic for seven minutes.
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