代写 Group Debates
代写 Group Debates
Guide to Group Debates
Ideal number of Speakers per team: 3
Which team goes first? The ‘Affirmative’ team
Each debate will comprise of 3 speakers from two teams in the following order:
Debate → → → →
1 st Speaker
Introduces the topic questions and provides the team’s general position with
an overall argument/explanation.
Begins the first part of the team’s argument using some of the key
Introduces fellow team members and provides a brief overview of what these
speakers will bcovering (in attempting to argue their case).
Summarises the key points raised in their own argument so far.
HINT: students who are not as confident in speaking in public are ideally suited to
this role. They usually rely on their research and can prepare their speech in
advance. Don’t need to do any rebuttals (unless you are the first speaker of the
negative team who usually follows the first speaker of the affirmative team).
2 nd Speaker
This is where all the solid arguments are put forward using evidence
(readings and previous studies and research findings).
2 nd speaker follows on from arguments put forward by their team’s 1 st
2 nd speaker does not discuss evidence/arguments already mentioned by 1 st
speaker – must touch up on new points.
2 nd speaker also addresses/rebuts the arguments already posed by the
opposition’s first (and 2 nd ) speakers.
HINT: Students who are confident and able to think on their toes, yet like to
prepare and do their own research are best suited to this role.
3 rd Speaker
Wraps up the team’s case.
Must address and rebut all the issues/points raised by the opposition (1 st and
2 nd & even 3 rd speakers).
Does not introduce new evidence and rather summarises what the team has
already said and argued in a concise manner. New evidence can only be
brought into the argument if it is used to rebut the opposition’s comments.
Summarises the key arguments raised by the team to conclude their answer.
HINT: Students who are very good at thinking quickly and confident in speaking
with persuasion are best suited to this role.
A little time will be allowed between speakers to help students prepare their
The KEY AIM for your team during the debate is:
To convince the audience (and judge) that your position is right. You must
raise all key points and evidence that would work in your team’s favour
1) RESEARCH IS THE KEY. In order to put your argument forward strongly, you
must read various books and journal articles and statistical evidence. Start
with the assigned tutorial readings for the week and gfrom there. You will
also need to go beyond the reading kit and refer to the ‘other readings’
section of the subject handout
2) REBUTTALS ALSO IMPORTANT. You must also rebut e arguments posed
by the opposition (ie. each speaker has to come up with a response for the
points that the opposition has raised). During preparations, you should also
think about the opposition’s arguments – anticipate the opposition’s key
arguments and think about what you would say against them.
1It is up to each team to determine the order of speakers
2. All speakers in their team are expected to help each other out and think of
3. Use of technology not required. Rely on verbatim. Only use IT if it helps
explain or prove a key point
4. Individual Participation Marks – IMPORTANT!
All other students (non-participants for the debate) will be required to b
attentive as they will be asked to judge and critique each team’s performance
using the Debating Peer Assessment Form
You must download and print this assessment form and bring to each tutorial.
student assessment is to be handed to your tutor at the end of class.
This will be taken into account when determining each student’s
individual tutorial participation mark.
代写 Group Debates