Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. I am assuming that if you do not know how to write contentions, you do not know how to write the entire case. To begin, you want to start with a interesting quote, piece of evidence, etc.
The negative is allowed, after cross examining, to sit back down and use some prep time. In fact, I would advise to do so, because it gives you time to write down your arguments you will make against the affirmative, you can make sure your flows are ready, and you may have some additional information or comments to jot down resulting from the cross examination.
Most importantly it gives your judge a moment to make some notes, and gives you a moment to take a sip of water, catch your breath, and make sure your ideas and arguments are in order. The negative constructive speech is a little different than the affirmative in that you will have less time.
It may seem that is not so considering your speech is 7 minutes long, but in that speech you have to not only state your constructive speech, but you also have to provide arguments to the affirmative constructive speech. That being the case your constructive speech should be in the range of 3 minutes to 4 minutes.
Preferably you will want your constructive speech to be about 3 minutes and 30 seconds long, because that gives you half the time to lay a strong foundation, but the other half of the time to provide strong and persuasive arguments. This is the layout of a negative constructive speech.
Opening Statement Whether it is a quote or a statistic state your opening statement. I personally do not use a opening statement in my negative case because of the tough time restrictions.
The only time I find it wise to use one on a negative is if it is really persuasive or plays a role somewhere else in the round.
Then clearly state the resolution. Provide Definitions Have your definitions in a clear and concise list. If your definitions are in a clear list it is easy to quickly move down them and move one.
Do not underestimate definitions. I still get surprised at how many debates become definition wars, and I am even more surprised at how many rounds are won or lost because of definition disputes.
The negative has less of an obligation to provide definitions in comparison to the affirmative.
If the negative has the exact same definitions or nearly the same, there is no reason to waste your time rereading the same definitions everyone has already heard. If that is the case simply move one, and here is how.
If you do have a definition dispute, read your definition, provide your source, and then briefly say why yours holds stronger for the resolution. State your value, provide a definition, and then give a brief reason as to why your value is the most import value for the resolution.
There will always be a heavy burden on a value. It has to be the strongest value in the round to win.
So choose what you value wisely, and make sure you have a strong enough case to support that value. State your criterion, provide a definition, and then give a brief reason as to why your criterion supports you value and how all of it relates to the resolution.The negative has less of an obligation to provide definitions in comparison to the affirmative.
If the negative has the exact same definitions or nearly the same, there is no reason to waste your time rereading the same definitions everyone has already heard. If .
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resolution!ora!particularcase.!! LDT!Lincoln!Douglas. Oct 15, · How to Construct a Policy Debate Case.
The art of Speech and Debate really is just that, an art! As with any art, there is a specific way to do each type. This article will tell you how to compile a Policy debate case. There are many other types of debate, and you should look into those before you begin constructing a policy debate case%(52).
KritikT!Adistinct!argument!used!in!LDand!Policy!debate!that!criticizes!cultural!assumptions!made!in!either!the! resolution!ora!particularcase.!! LDT!Lincoln!Douglas. Oct 15, · Hello, I've recently been assigned a LD case. I know the basics I just need some contentions for Affirmative and Negative.
This is my Affirmative so .