Saturday, January 23, 2010

Debates on week-5

  1. It can either be within the tutorial or inter-tutorial debates. Class-rep please let me know by next week if it's possible to combine 2 tutorials together at one time for inter-tutorial debate on week-5.
  2. Each team will consist of four debaters and one advisor.
  3. They will deliver speeches in the following order:
    • Prime Minister: 1st debater of government team
    • Opposition Leader: 1st debater of opposition team
    • Deputy Prime Minister: 2nd debater of government team
    • Deputy Opposition Leader: 2nd debater of opposition team
    • Member for the Government: 3rd debater of government team
    • Member for the Opposition: 3rd debater of opposition team
    • Government Whip
    • Opposition Whip.
  4. The first two debaters from both teams will deliver a substantive speech of three minutes duration. This should be signaled by two strikes of the call bell.
  5. Next, 3rd debater for both side will stand and have liberty debate for 3 minutes each. Start from the government team. Once one team stopped their argument and sit down, and time for another team will start counting, until 3 minutes end. Then, each of them has to make a sub-conclusion for 2 minutes, starting from the government team.
  6. Following is the liberty debate; with each team has 5 minutes. Start from any one of the debater from the government team, once the debater has sit down, the time of other side will start counting, until 4 minutes end for both teams.
  7. Finally, the last debater from opposition team will give a final conclusion within 4 minutes; follow by the last debater from the government team.
  8. The elements of presentation include eye contact, voice modulation, hand gestures, language, the use of notes and any other element which may affect the effectiveness of the presentation of the member.
  9. The use of notes is permitted, but members should be careful that they do not rely on their notes too much and detract from the other elements of manner.
  10. Titles are yet to be confirmed.
  11. Please select 2 of your classmates to be the time keeper and one as the host.

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