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What's your Opinion on my Debate Format?

SmallTacos
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3/24/2015 5:16:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Here's the structure I'm going to try to use:

Rounds: 5 Rounds

1st Round: Acceptance
No actual debate is conducted, just accepting the debate and formalities.

2nd Round: Opening Statements
Here, debaters are encouraged to post their first statements, and the contender is permitted to make a primary rebuttal to the instigator's opening statement.

3rd Round: Rebuttals
Here, debaters make statements rebuting the opening arguments of their opponent. The contender is permitted to make a secondary rebuttal.

4th Round: Cross-Examination
Here, you are allowed to make your final rebuttals, and then ask your opponent questions. Your opponent is required to respond. The instigator may respond in the following round.

5th Round: Conclusion
Here, you make final arguments based solely on past sources and statements.

Citations: MLA Format
In-Text Citations: MLA Format

Ad-Hominem Arguments are not allowed.
Any mention of Adolf Hitler in an unrelated subject leads to disqualification.

Use CER (Conclusion, Evidence, Reasoning) format to convert your facts to opinions.

So what do you guys think?
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Unitomic
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3/24/2015 5:44:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Well it's nothing really new.. I personally I'll stick with the normal format. It's alot simpler and gets the job done.
bluesteel
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3/24/2015 6:23:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 5:16:11 PM, SmallTacos wrote:
Here's the structure I'm going to try to use:

Rounds: 5 Rounds

1st Round: Acceptance
No actual debate is conducted, just accepting the debate and formalities.

2nd Round: Opening Statements
Here, debaters are encouraged to post their first statements, and the contender is permitted to make a primary rebuttal to the instigator's opening statement.

3rd Round: Rebuttals
Here, debaters make statements rebuting the opening arguments of their opponent. The contender is permitted to make a secondary rebuttal.

4th Round: Cross-Examination
Here, you are allowed to make your final rebuttals, and then ask your opponent questions. Your opponent is required to respond. The instigator may respond in the following round.

5th Round: Conclusion
Here, you make final arguments based solely on past sources and statements.

Citations: MLA Format
In-Text Citations: MLA Format

Ad-Hominem Arguments are not allowed.
Any mention of Adolf Hitler in an unrelated subject leads to disqualification.

Use CER (Conclusion, Evidence, Reasoning) format to convert your facts to opinions.

So what do you guys think?

Kind of pointless to do a cross-examination period during a time when you can't make any new arguments afterwards based on it.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
Ragnar
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3/24/2015 6:52:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 5:16:11 PM, SmallTacos wrote:
Citations: MLA Format
In-Text Citations: MLA Format

That may be a little over the top, but if you've recently dealt with really terrible sourcing (such as 'google it'), it's understandable.
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Wylted
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3/24/2015 11:34:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
MLA citations are ridiculous, and no those converters on the short up websites don't do them perfectly either.
Lee001
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3/24/2015 11:38:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Seems like allot of unessesary effort.
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