Lecture 1_Introduction to Debate

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Introduction to debate:

Introduction to debate

What is a debate?:

What is a debate? Debate: a discussion where people express their differing opinions about a specific topic .

What is a debate?:

What is a debate? Debate: a discussion where people express their differing opinions about a specific topic . can be an organized event can be an informal chat

Debates occur everyday!:

Debates occur everyday! www.cartoon stock.com

Debates occur everyday!:

Debates occur everyday! Traditional Media (newspapers, radio) Online Media (example: Twitter, blogs) Activist Demonstrations (Protests) Government Work School Family and Friends

Debates occur everyday!:

Debates occur everyday! Traditional Media (newspapers, radio) Online Media (example: Twitter, blogs) Activist Demonstrations (Protests) Government Work School Family and Friends Even with yourself! Study? Play? www.how-to-draw-funny-cartoons.com

Debate & House Metaphor:

Debate & House Metaphor Forming a debate is like building a house www.123rf.com

Debate & House Metaphor:

Debate & House Metaphor An opinion

An Opinion:

An Opinion Opinion: thoughts or ideas about a particular topic

An Opinion:

An Opinion Opinion: thoughts or ideas about a particular topic Example : I think that hiking is more fun than shopping www.clker.com www.clipartcandy.com

Debate & House Metaphor:

Debate & House Metaphor An opinion Reasons

Reasons:

Reasons Reasons: explain your opinion

Reasons:

Reasons Reasons: explain your opinion Example : I think that hiking is more fun than shopping

Reasons:

Reasons Reasons: explain your opinion Example : I think that hiking is more fun than shopping 1. Hiking is cheaper 2. Hiking is better exercise 3. Hiking can be done almost anywhere (not just in cities) 4. Hiking teaches you something about nature

Debate & House Metaphor:

Debate & House Metaphor An opinion Reasons

Debate & House Metaphor:

Debate & House Metaphor An opinion Reasons Evidence

Evidence :

Evidence Evidence: provides support for your reasons

Evidence :

Evidence Evidence: provides support for your reasons Example : I think that hiking is more fun than shopping

Evidence :

Evidence Evidence: provides support for your reasons Example : I think that hiking is more fun than shopping 1. Hiking is cheaper A study by NDHU showed that students spend 4 times as much money when they go shopping compared to when they go hiking ( Source: Crystal, 2012 ).

Debate & House Metaphor:

Debate & House Metaphor An opinion Reasons Evidence

Different Opinions:

Different Opinions A debate begins when two parties (two people or two groups) have different opinions about the same topic . I think English is the best subject! I think Math is the best subject!

Different Opinions:

Different Opinions A debate begins when two parties (two people or two groups) have different opinions about the same topic . I think English is the best subject! I think Math is the best subject!

Attack the Other House!:

Attack the Other House! www.commlawblog.com

Peace! :

Peace! But…before we talk about the attack, let’s take a closer look at opinions.

Your Opinion:

Your Opinion Write one of your opinions on a piece of paper: Cats are cuter than dogs. Agree Disagree

Your Opinion:

Your Opinion Write one of your opinions on a piece of paper: Examples: Hockey is more exciting than baseball. Stinky tofu is disgusting! The government should give workers more holidays. Cats are cuter than dogs. Agree Disagree

Your Opinion:

Your Opinion Now…make a paper airplane with your paper! www.buzzle.com

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