Dr. Lee McGaan  

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Description Syllabus Notes Assignments Homework Research

The second exam will consist of questions (or types of questions) taken from those listed below.  Nothing will appear on the test that is not listed here. 

1.  Define the following terms:  reservation, qualifier, backing,  presumption, issue, status quo,  burden of proof, burden of rebuttal, prima facie case, harms, goal failures, greater-good, structural inherency (both types: barrier and gap), attitudinal inherency, fiat (power), function, mandates, mechanism, workability, PMA, PMN,  circumvention, minor repairs, counter-plan, solvency, case-side, plan-side, disadvantages (from notes and web pages)


2.  Discuss priorities for refutation and list the steps in the refutation process.   (web page)


3.  Describe the requirements for constructing good debate propositions  (web page)


Be able to list and define each of  “THE REQUIREMENTS OF A POLICY CASE.”  (web page)


5.  Be able to outline and describe the responsibilities of each of the four debaters in a standard policy debate.  (notes and web page)


6.  Given a short passage of text, be able to diagram the “chain of arguments” within the text using the Toulmin system.  (It would be a pretty short passage with a small number of linked arguments like a small version of “Buried Alive.”)

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