Debate - Fight with your Words!!!
Does your argument have what it takes?
Where does your argument fall on the continuum?
A level 1 argument makes a claim, A level 2 argument makes a claim and
but does not provide any reasons, attempts a reason. All reasons are
evidence, or explanations. opinion based, and do not suggest
any research or evidence.
A level 3 argument makes a claim, A level 4 argument includes all of the
gives reasons with supporting elements of a level 3 argument, and
evidence, and explanations of also provides a counter argument.
the evidence. The argument uses The counter argument uses terms to
evidence based terms such as anticipate the other side of the argument
"According to" and "This shows." (ex: Some people may say…) as well as
sentence starters to counter the
opposition (ex: However).