The two sides either argue “for” or “against” the motion within a formalized structure. In the second half of the debate, each team has two segments to rebut arguments presented in the first half. Cross-Examined by 1NC: 3 Minutes ! Opening Statements Closing Argument Select a spokesperson Select a final spokesperson At least 3 specific reasons to support your position Reinforce and defend the points you made in the beginning (using evidence) At least 3 facts or statistics to back up those reasons Refute 2 The Stock Issues ! Cross-Examined by 2NC: 3 Minutes ! According to the other side/ our opponents… •As far as I'm concerned... •Our position is the following… Sequencing : FORMAL DEBATE : HOW-TO FOR POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS This post is provided to inform potential participants in any debate of the tiresome but necessary bureaucracy that needs to be processed, in order to launch a formal debate on the forum. In the first half of the debate, each team has two segments to present arguments for their side. 2AR: 5 Minutes . Team debates are one of the most common debate forms. However, in a formal debate, the Professor will be forced to move onto to his cross and may or may not have time to readdress the points during a summation. 1AC: 8 Minutes ! The Structure of a Debate ! The Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series favors the Oxford-style format because both sides have an equal opportunity to share their arguments and opinions. 2NC: 8 Minutes ! I'll start by defining the two participants as 'proposer' and 'opposer'. 2AC: 8 Minutes ! This can be confusing as one encounters an alphabet soup of names. Cross-Examined by 1AC: 3 Minutes ! 1NR: 5 Minutes ! Cross-Examined by 2AC: 3 Minutes ! 2NR: 5 Minutes ! 1AR: 5 Minutes ! quote] • Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to this debate. In a debate you argue a point of view as a part of a 'motion' or topic. Thus, you'll have to base your debate outline on the particular structure of the debate you'll be engaging in. A SHORT GUIDE TO COMPETITIVE DEBATE FORMATS Alfred C. Snider Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics, University of Vermont June 2011 There are a lot of different competitive debating formats in the world. It thus leaves the stupid with the impression that the Creationist will nailed that arrogant science … I hope that this very short introduction can assist you in locating the format that is relevant to you. 1NC: 8 Minutes ! Rebuttal Speeches ! Constructive Speeches ! Formal debating phrases Opening the debate: • [some nice opening, e.g. The Oxford-style debate format involves a debate on a predetermined statement – also called a “motion” – from two opposing perspectives. A debate is a formal type of argument that has a structure.