An evidence packet
A main point
A reason why an argument is flawed
They get the first question in crossfire
They can use more prep time.
They can hear their opponent's case first to prepare responses.
The judge hears their speech last.
It will make us more reliable on fossil fuels.
It will increase trade, which increases Co2 emissions.
It will use a lot of cement.
It will use green renewable energy.
Is the reason your contention matters to the judge.
Is not that important in the grand scheme of things.
Often comes down to saving lives.
Should be weighed against your opponent's in the final focus. You can do this in the summary speech if you have time as well.