Question by Sexy Gangsta Granny (lol!!) <: Debating??
I’m on the yr 9 debating team at school and I kinda don’t know how to structure and write a debate. It is meant to go for between 4-5 minutes and I’m the 1st negative speaker for the topic “That celebrities have too much influence over teenagers”
Any help would be much appreciated!!
Answer by Bill
As one of the negative speakers on the topic you have two main jobs:
1.Punch holes in the positive side’s position
2. Refute the topic
The positive speakers will be trying to do the following:
1. Convince the judges of the truth of the topic
2. Defend their topic from any holes the negative side might try to punch in it
See source for website that spells out what each speaker gets to do and how this is to be accomplished.
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