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judge
speaker
prep time
claim
flowing
clash
status quo
fallacy
burden of rejoinder
burden of proof
final focus
recycle
research
positive
topic
argument
rebuttal
cross exam
constructive
against
pro
negative
affirmative
resolution

DEBATE TERMS Crossword

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Description

Argues in favor of the resolution affirmative
Uses evidence and reasoning to support claims argument
Statement that a debater supports or refutes with evidence and reasoning claim
Speech presenting a debater's basic arguments for or against the resolution constructive
Another word for "claims" contentions
When a member of one team questions an opposing team member cross examination
Process of formally arguing a resolution against an opposing team debate
Matches two teams against each other, one affirming and one opposing the resolution debate format
Explanations of terms stated in the resolution definitions
Information used to support a claim, such as a testimonial evidence
Bad reasoning resulting in an unsound argument fallacy
Taking notes during a debate to prepare for CX flowing
Individual who listens to a debate and decides the winner Judge
Argues against the resolution negative
Using analysis to connect the evidence to the claim being made reasoning
Speech that challenges and defends arguments introduced in a constructive speech rebuttal
process of attaching an opponent's arguments refutation
The topic or claim being debated resolution

Lincoln - Douglas Debate Vocabulary Crossword

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Description

An argument that leaves no ground for the other side to debate Abusive
The side of the debate that agrees with the resolution Affirmative
The evaluation the judge writes after each round declaring a winner, assigning speaker points and offering constructive criticism. Ballot
To progress to the final rounds of competition. Break
To progress to the final rounds of competition. Break
The pre-prepared speech that is read in the constructive period Case
The thesis statement of a contention that must be proved by a warrant Claim
Admission that the other side is correct on a point Concession
Major reasons that are the foundation of a case. Formulated in the constructive speech and then extended throughout the debate. Contention
The major part of a case that is used to achieve the value. Criterion
Three minute questioning period Cross Examination
To repeat an argument during another rebuttal Extend
Taking detailed notes summarizing the key arguments of the round Flowing
The part of a contention that explains why an argument matters. Impact
The position that disagrees with the resolution Negative
The judging standard for the round Value
Reasoning that makes an assertion true Warrant
Statement to be debated Resolution

Argument & Debate Word Search

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Evidence
Warrent
Harm
Counter Plan
Ad Hominem
Inherency
Constructive
Flowing
Fallacy
Cross Examination
Claim
Debate
Rebuttal
Negative
Affirmative

Debate Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Ad Hominem
Advantage
Affirmative Constructive
Ballot
Contention
Counterplan
Criteria
Flowsheet
Judging Paradigm
Negative Block
Prep Time
Rebuttal
Refutation
Resolution
Status Quo
Topicality
Value
Voting Issue

DEBATE Word Search

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Description

AFFIRMATIVE
AMNESTY
ARGUMENT
ASYLUM
BORDERS
BRAINDRAIN
CITIZEN
CLAIM
CUSTOMS
DATA
DIASPORA
EMIGRATION
ENFORCEMENT
ILLEGAL
IMMIGRATION
LEGAL
NATURALIZATION
NEGATIVE
REFUGEES
RESOLUTION
SPEECH
STATUSQUO
TOPIC
VISA
WARRANT

Debate Terms Crossword

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Description

subject offered to debate resolution
the reasonable interpretation of the resolution spiritoftheresolution
the argument presented is related to the resolution topicality
the current system statusquo
arguing in favor of the resolution affirmative
the side that opposes the resolution negative
a concept or ideal that makes a judgment value
note taking during a debate flowsheet
paper on which judges write comments and the decision of the round ballot
the first speech given by each debater constructivespeech
claims or points made for or against the resolution contentions
questioning period crossexamination
directly attacking the opposing debater's arguments refutation
rebuilds arguments after attacks rebuttal
prejudice against or in favor of something bias

DEBATE Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The Pro side proposition
From broad to specific, probability inductive
True Valid
What you say at the begining of a debate, your topic Resolved
Scientific reasoning deductive
against the person Ad Hominem
addressing a different arguement than the one made straw man
conflict of interest circumstantial
attack on the person making the arguement abusive
you also Tu Quoque
associating the speaker with a person of poor character guilt by association
Using threat or force to make someone accept your position appeal to fear
Error in logical reasoning fallacy
an argument with rules debate
able to plan before debate extemporaneous
Planning information on the spot impromptu
3rd speaker for each side rebuttal
Pounding hands on table to show appreciation heckle
announced 2-3 weeks before debate topic

Argument/Debate Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The team that is arguing for something or agrees with the topic affirmative
The main argument - your opinion claim
The facts/quotes/statistics/proof that supports your argument evidence
trying to convince someone to believe something you believe persuade
a response to the counter-argument rebuttal
evidence that is off topic or doesn't relate to the argument irrelevant
a viewpoint that is the opposite of yours opposing viewpoint
a formal argument between two sides debate
the team that is arguing against something or disagrees with the topic negative
a debate style named after a famous debate between two senators - each side is given an equal amount of time to present Lincoln Douglas
an introduction of your argument - includes a hook and thesis opening statement
evidence that is on topic and relates to your argument relevant
an argument that acknowledges the other side counter argument
the closing of your argument - summarizes main points and proposes something to happen closing statement
when two sides disagree with each other it creates a ... conflict

Chapter 18: Supporting Your Views Vocabulary Review Crossword

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Description

means "to battle" and is an important problem solving method in democracy debate
strategy in conflict resolution in which an individual tries to resolve the conflict by withdrawing or denying that the problem exists avoidance
a strategy in conflict resolution in which an individual tries to smooth things over by minimizing differences accommodation
strategy in conflict resolution in which an individual tries to defeat or outshine another person rather than resolving the problem competition
strategy in conflict resolution in which each individual gives up something in order to meet in the middle compromise
strategy in conflict resolution in which the focus is on solving the problem together collaboration
any debate conducted without specific rules informal debate
statement of the point to be debated proposition
formal statement of opinion resolution
in debate, used to refer to a reason for favoring a side of the proposition argument
refers to the total group of arguments in a debate case
outline of the affirmative and negative cases brief
specific speeches debaters make to build an argument for one side or the other constructive
to prove something, or what someone said, is wrong refute
a speech that contradicts or goes against an earlier statement rebuttal
refers to the procedure that will be followed to conduct a particular debate format
notes taken by debaters during a debate flowsheet

Argument Essay Writing Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

using evidence to persuade someone to agree with you argument
presents evidence to both sides of an argument argument essay
the position that supports the argument; thesis statement claim
facts or reasons that supports the claim: facts, statistics, examples evidence
chain of reasoning that connects evidence to the claim warrant
the opposite (opposing) position counterclaim
logical reasons for rejecting the counterclaim rebuttal
hook, basic information of topic, claim introduction
sum up important points, restate the claim conclusion
introduces the topic of the paragraph topic sentence
words used to help readers progress from one idea to another transitions