The 1st Negative Speech

1. Respond to Definition of Essential Terms. Most teams will accept the terms as defined (no time, place, set), can challenge the terms if unreasonable, and if this happens, judges decide which terms are more reasonable.  (It’s still possible for Affirmative to win.)

2. Clash with 1st Affirmative Arguments

3. Outline Own Arguments

4. Expand Arguments (evidence and proof)

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