Rebuttal
Case Structure
Constructive
Cross Fire
Contentions
100

What is the time duration for the first speaker rebuttal time?

2 minutes.

100

What should be the first thing you state when beginning to speak?

State the resolution (whether in favor of or against)

100

What is time duration of first speech?

4 minutes.

100

When does cross first appear?

After first constructive speech.

100

What are the three aspects of a contention?

Claim, data, and warrant (explains why the data proves the claim).

200

What is the time duration for the second speaker rebuttal?

4 minutes.

200

What is the most important part of a "card"?

Cited information.

200

What is the purpose of the constructive speech?

Build up the case.

200

Are you allowed to ask for the opponent's cards?

Absolutely

200

Is there a specific number of contentions required?

3 is a good number, but there is no specific limit.

300

What is the one OFFENSIVE aspect of a rebuttal speech?

Restating your own arguements

300

Does case structure matter?

Yes! Everything is important.

300

Is the constructive speech build up your own case or tear down your opponents?

Build up your own case.

300

What is the best type of questions to ask in a crossfire section?

If you are confused, clarification! If not, ask about what the opponent is saying.

300

What is the simplest way to speak a contention?

Speak in simple terms, nothing elaborate.

400

What is the purpose of the rebuttal?

To prove why you should win the round.

400

Will your opponents ever check your cards?

Yes! They will want to check your evidence. Make sure if they ask for it, hand it over.

400

If the constructive speech was a struggle, where can you find repairing time?

Prep time. Always use it.

400

What is the best way to ask a question?

Nicely. You can lose if you are too mean in the round.

400

Are you allowed to change contentions before the round?

Yes, as long as you are smart about your choices and have the backup to support you.

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