Debate Vocabulary Set 1

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Debate 1


 
  
Created Sep 8, 2009
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A priori
 
without appeal to experience
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Advocacy
 
the position that the affirmative or negative defends
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Advocacy Shift
 
debater alternating his position form the constructive in a rebutal
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affirmative
 
the side of the debate that defends the resolution
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agent of action
 
the power indicated or inferred by the resolution to carry out resolution to carry out resolution...
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A2
 
short for answers to
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awards ceremony
 
an assembly where students are recognized for their performance
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ballott
 
the written record of the decision in a round
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big picture
 
a rebuttal strategy that approaches the round from the major ideas and emphasizes a thematic...
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block
 
multiple prepared responses to an argument
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blow up
 
making a big deal out of an argument by spending a lot of time on it
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bracket
 
the group of debaters with the same preliminary round record
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break
 
to become eligible for elimination rounds
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brief
 
a prepared argument with evidence and arguments already structured on a page
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bubble round
 
the round that determines wheter a debater will advance to elimination debates
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burden of proof
 
the obligation to prove the validity of the side of the resolution taken by teh debater
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burden of clash
 
the obligation to clash with the opponent, staying with the arguemtn presented by the opponent
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resolutional burden
 
the obligation to focus the debate on the central questions of the resolution, not wheter the...
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Case-turn
 
attacking the fundamental assumption of hte affirmative or negtative case
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Claim
 
a statement or the first step of an argument
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Comparative advantage
 
a suggestion by a debater that his argument is more beneficial than his opponents
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Concede
 
to explicitly agree to an opponents argument
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Conditional
 
a case that only affirms the resolution when certain conditions are present

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Contention
 
main argument in a constructive speech
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Counterplan
 
a plan offered by teh negative that is a better solution than the affirmative case
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Criterion
 
a standarad which explains how the value should be protected, measures whether a sitde protects...
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Critical theory
 
a general term for new theoretical developments in a variety of fields

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cross-apply
 
making an argument at one place in a debate and then applying that same argument somewhere...
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Cross-examination
 
asking questiosn by one side and answering the questions by the other side
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Crystallization
 
selection of voting issues and weighing hte round for the judge
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