Many debaters use a set template to develop their arguments that, while being flexible enough to allow for any type of argument, also gives the debater guidance in developing an argument from a simple banner to a well-developed point.


An important skill for debaters to learn when making points is to give reasons within reasons about why their case may be true. This is called sub-pointing; it is an important skill to learn, as it allows debaters to develop multiple reasons why their argument is true and to ensure they back up assertions with evidence. For many debaters, forcing themselves to give multiple reasons why an argument is true, even if it is seemingly obvious, allows it to develop into a fully-fledged point.

Argumentation 'templates'Edit

There are also various