As usual, we had an interesting session today! After warming up with developing arguments, we took a look at how the first half of a BP debate looks like. I have two points to make:
(1) We finally know the responsibilities of the first four people in a debate. Once again..
1st speaker of the 1st Gov (The Prime Minister) – identifies a problem, defines the words that need to be defined, creates a clear and concise plan that solves the problem, and comes up with his arguments
1st speaker of the 1st Opp (Opposition Leader) – refutes the most important stuff (this can also include the problem & the plan) and comes up with his own arguments
It’s rather straightforward from now on..
2nd speaker of the 1st Gov (Deputy Prime Minister) – refutes the most important stuff from the previous speaker and extends his team’s case with new arguments
2nd speaker of the 1st Opp (Deputy Opposition Leader) – refutes the most important stuff from the previous speaker and extends his team’s case with new arguments
Please be aware of these responsibilities since role fulfillment is one of the most important aspects of a good debate.
(2) One topic that we discussed today was polygamy. Since this turned out to be a rather tricky idea, few people were entrusted with a homework to research this topic & come up with good examples of polygamy worldwide. We await your contribution! Other debaters are also welcome to express their feelings/thoughts/arguments on this concept!
Hope to see you next week,