Preparing For a Debate

a. Define the resolution — every word

b. Address key issues:

  • Cost
  • Morality
  • Harmful or beneficial
  • Freedom vs. control
  • Short & long-term consequences
  • Individual vs. majority rights.

c. Build on those basic issues with facts, figures & statistics

d. Prepare a skeleton speech on cue cards

e. Allot time for rebuttal


The Atlantic Debate Conference has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Spring of 2019.