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Prime Minister (PM):

define the motion:


check whether value or policy
-if value-judgment: what rights/privileges are upheld or compromised
-if policy: mechanics how would you apply the motion? what is the
nature of the implementing institution that will make this policy
work/not work/? what models (examples where the policy is
applied in the same setting you placed the debate in) are existing
right now that will prove that the policy is plausible?
set the debate: where will this debate likely to happen? do not mention
specific countries, use terms such as: liberal democracies (US, UK, EU
members), medium-sized republics (Philippines, etc.), nuclear-capable
nations, rouge states (NoKor, Iran), conservatives (Middle East), Third World,
etc.
A. why are we debating on this motion? whats happening on the ground/now
(refer to where you placed this debate)?
B1. who are the lead characters of this motion/debate? who gets to be affected
both positively and negatively should this motion be set in place/debunked (refer
to the setting)?
B2. state policy mechanisms/values to be defended
C. what will be oppositions bullets against the motion? what is governments
response?
D. team-split (what will PM talk about? what will DPM talk about)
E. sign-posting (outline of speech)
F. state arguments (2)
-label
-example
-logic behind the example/ why will argument work? why is the argument
correct?
G. synthesize speech: what have you been talking about in the last 4 minutes or
so?

Leader of the Opposition (LO):


rebut PM
what were the MAJOR claims (2) of PM? why are these wrong BASED on
what the Opposition believes
if policy: why will the policy of Government not work? what did they forget to
include in their mechanics? why is their model not applicable?
if value-judgment: why are these the wrong values to defend (DO NOT cite
religion!)? what is the true nature of the setting that will make these
values foreign or unacceptable?
A. state Opposition Clash: how will Opposition enter this debate? what is so
wrong about Government that Opposition needs to step in? why are you different
from Government? what is your alternative plan or proposal (if policy)? what
GREATER value/right/privilege/ do you uphold (if value-judgment)?
B. team-split (what will LO talk about? what will DLO talk about)
C. sign-posting (outline of speech)
D. state arguments (2)
-label
-example
-logic behind the example/ why will argument work? why is the argument
correct?
E. synthesize speech: what have you been talking about in the last 4 minutes or
so?

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Deputy Prime Minister (DPM):
rebut Leader of Opposition (LO)
what were the MAJOR claims (2) of LO? why are these wrong BASED on
PMs speech/main points
A. sign-posting
B. state arguments (2)
-label
-example
-logic behind the example/ why will argument work? why is the argument
correct?
C. synthesize entire Opening Government: what have you and your PM have
been talking?
-emphasize why the values you are defending are just and necessary
-emphasize why the policy will work in both technical (laws, technology,
money, etc.) and behavioral (people will follow/obey because?) as
determined by the setting

Deputy Leader of the Opposition (DLO):


rebut DPM
what were the MAJOR claims (2) of DPM? why are these wrong BASED on
LOs speech/main points
A. sign-posting
B. state arguments (2)
-label
-example
-logic behind the example/ why will argument work? why is the argument
correct?
C. synthesize entire Opening Opposition: what have you and your LO have
been talking?
-emphasize why the values you are defending are just and necessary
-emphasize why the policy will NOT work in both technical (laws,
technology, money, etc.) and behavioral (people will follow/obey
because?) as determined by the setting

Member of Government (MG):


rebut DLO
what were the MAJOR claims (2) of DLO? why are these wrong BASED on
what Government has been saying so far
A. state the extension: what was right about Opening Government (OG)? what
did they forget to mention? what aspect or nature of the motion is very
important but was neglected by OG to discuss? state why you are
different from OG
B. team-split (what will MG talk about? what will GW talk about)
C. sign-posting (outline of speech)
D. state arguments (2)
-label
-example
-logic behind the example/ why will argument work? why is the argument
correct?
-why are these examples different from that provided by PM/DPM
E. synthesize speech: what have you been talking about in the last 4 minutes or
so?

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Member of Opposition (MO):
rebut MG
what were the MAJOR claims (2) of MG? why are these wrong BASED on
what Opposition has been saying so far
A. state the extension: what was right about Opening Opposition (OO)? what did
they forget to mention? what aspect or nature of the motion is very
important but was neglected by OO to discuss? state why you are
different from OO
B. team-split (what will MO talk about? what will OW talk about)
C. sign-posting (outline of speech)
D. state arguments (2)
-label
-example
-logic behind the example/ why will argument work? why is the argument
correct?
-why are these examples different from that provided by LO/DLO
E. synthesize speech: what have you been talking about in the last 4 minutes or
so?

Government Whip (GW):


rebut MO
what were the MAJOR claims (2) of MO? why are these wrong BASED on
what MG has been saying so far
A. repeat extension for emphasis
B. provide the 3 major issues/questions of the debate that both sides tried to
answer
example: Question #1/Issue #1: ___________________________
-how did WHOLE Opposition try to answer this:
-how did OG try to answer this:
-how did Closing Government answer this and WHY is your
answer better
C. state reasons (based on your answer to the issues) WHY you should win this
debate

Opposition Whip (OW):


rebut GW
what were the MAJOR claims (2) of GW? why are these wrong BASED on
what MO has been saying so far
A. repeat extension for emphasis
B. provide the 3 major issues/questions of the debate the both sides tried to
answer
example: Question #1/Issue #1: ___________________________
-how did WHOLE Government try to answer this:
-how did OO try to answer this:
-how did Closing Opposition answer this and WHY is your
answer better
C. state reasons (based on your answer to the issues) WHY you should win this
debate