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assignment 1464

PSYC 3540 Debate Preparation and Summary Worksheet

Debate Team Names:

Date:

To prepare for the debate in Unit 7, use this worksheet to synthesize what you have learned from your research about the topic.Complete both sections of this sheet and submit the full worksheet at the end of the Unit 6.

Section 1: Debate Preparation

1. Your position statement.

In the space below, construct a position statement that reflects your team’s favorable or unfavorable view of the debate topic. Your team position should include the following:

• A position statement (pro or con).

• A brief summary of each argument that you will present to support your position.You should construct three arguments for your position.

2. Your summary of the arguments that support your position and the researched-based evidence to support those arguments.

Please include appropriate intext citations for your evidence as well as the full reference in the reference list at the end of the document. Include evidence from research for each argument.

• Supporting Argument 1:

o Evidence, example, illustration 1:

o Evidence, example, illustration 2:

o Evidence, example, illustration 3:

• Supporting Argument 2:

o Evidence, example, illustration 1:

o Evidence, example, illustration 2:

o Evidence, example, illustration 3:

• Supporting Argument 3:

o Evidence, example, illustration 1:

o Evidence, example, illustration 2:

o Evidence, example, illustration 3:

Addsupporting arguments as needed.If you have more than three arguments, place them in the same format as the others here:

Section 2: Counterarguments

3. Possible counterarguments to your position, and your rebuttals.

Consider possible counterarguments that can challenge your position. How would you reply to these counterarguments?Think about potential counterarguments that you have read in the literature. These are your rebuttals.

COUNTERARGUMENTS

REBUTTALS (with citations as appropriate)

4. Summary and conclusion. (Use this section as a way to summarize the debate)

• Using the above information, in one or two well-developed paragraphs, summarize in your own words thepossibleargumentsagainst your position:

• In one or two well-developed paragraphs, summarize your rebuttals to the counterarguments:

• Conclude with a statementexplaining why your position ismorevalid and reasonable than your opponent’s:

5. APA reference list. (Format your journal article citations as follows:)

Author last name, initials of first and middle names (if provided). (Year of publication). Title of the article. Title of the Journal,volume(issue), page number–page number. doi: number (if any)

Sample reference for a journal article:

Klassen, R.M., Perry, N.E., & Frenzel, A.C. (2012). Teachers’relatedness with students:

An underemphasized component of teachers’basic psychological needs. Journal

of Educational Psychology, 104(1), 150–165. doi: 10.1037/a0026253

Use this area below to format the references you will use in the debate.

References

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