Intermediate Text — Using Disadvantages to Win the Debate

Debating Disadvantages on the Negative
This section follows the affirmative answers section because until you understand how to answer a disadvantage on the affirmative, you will not be able to effectively debate it on the negative.

Have an overview.  You should prepare a written out overview that explains the basic thesis of your disadvantage, with a particular focus on the links and impacts.  You-should make arguments related to the following in your overview:

Time-frame. You should come up with reasons that the disadvantage will happen before the affirmative case advantages.

Probability. You should some up with reasons why . . .

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