Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 7

English 102 Winter 2011 Day 7

1. Check the blog for snow days other than school announced (very, very rare).
2. Library workshops starting.

3. Wednesday bonus points: Open Mic Allied Arts 7pm (5000 Lincoln Ave—Gilbert Park)

4. Homework: Read TWIF “The Right Stuff”

5. How to Read in College.

6. The Writing Process.

America and Free Trade: Cage Match

Ricardo is wrong!
Ricardo is right!

7. You will have 15 minutes to come up with your reasons why you are right, why the other side is wrong, and what you anticipate they will say against you.

8. The winning team receives 5 bonus points.

9. Team Debate Format

10. Proposition: Ricardo sez: If each nation specializes in the production of goods in which it has a comparative advantage and then trades with other nations for the goods in which they specialize, there will be an overall gain in trade and overall income levels should rise in each country.

11. Ricardo is Right – 5 minutes

A good introduction that attracts the audience’s attention and interest in the topic
Clearly state each of your contentions
support with reason and evidence
Conclude effectively

12. Cross Ex of the Ricardo is Right by one of the Ricardo is Wrong – 2 minutes
You ask questions about the reasons they give for Ricardo being right.

13. Be courteous

14. Ricardo is Wrong – 5 minutes
A good introduction that attracts the audience’s attention and interest in the topic
Clearly state the Negative’s position on the topic
Support with reason and evidence
Attack and question the Affirmative’s Contentions/evidence
Conclude effectively

15. Cross Ex of the Ricardo is Wrong by one of the Ricardo is Right – 2 minutes
You ask questions

16. Be courteous

17. Rebuttal Speeches
18. (5 minutes to prepare)

19. Yeah But Ricardo is Still Wrong – 3 minutes
Respond to latest Ricardo is Right arguments
Make your final case to the audience that the Wrong position is superior to the Right
Try and convince the audience the Right has failed to carry the burden of proof
Summarize the debate and conclude effectively and ask for the audience to agree with the Wrong position

20. Yeah But Ricardo is Still Right - 3 minutes
Respond to final Wrong arguments
Summarize the debate and show the audience how the Right position is superior –
and the Wrong has carried the burden of proof
Conclude effectively.


Dave M. said...

The “Cage Match” was very interesting. I got the sense that the ‘Ricardo is wrong’ side felt America is very set in its ways as being primarily “industrial and general labor” type workers without any motivation to change beyond that. Given that scenario, the flattening of the world is a very debilitating prospect and would scare the fuzz off a peach. On the other hand, history has shown that the human spirit, in any form of countrymen, has always risen to face whatever threat or fear that is challenging it. For instance, Adolf Hitler felt confident that America was so fat and lazy that she would idly sit by and allow him to march over whomever he wished. Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom before we are compelled, or motivated, to do something about it – that has certainly been true in my own case. I believe Americans are beginning to come to terms with ‘flattening’ but for some, it will have to ‘hit bottom’ before they rise up. As Frank said to me so well in class today, “people will do something once the necessity is clear” (I may have paraphrased a bit). Remember the old adage “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”. Good job to all of you on both sides of the debate!

Anonymous said...

good arguments in the "Cage Match" debate today. i think the jury was a little bias though. i mean, c'mon! free trade is good for everyone in the big picture! i don't think the jury even read the book- oh, wait, they DIDN'T!

EmilyMurphy said...

the cage match debate was very intense and it was a fun way to hear both sides of the free trade debate, and getting bonus points was just a plus!

cmgardner713 said...

Great job on the debate by everyone! These activities allows us to see a vast array of perspectives. Especially from those with personal experience.