What happens during an LD debate?
FIRST AFFIRMATIVE CONSTRUCTIVE (1AC)
Presents an argument supporting the resolution.
CROSS-EXAMINATION OF THE 1AC
The negative questions the first affirmative speaker.
Argues against the affirmative case; may present arguments against the plan as well.
CROSS-EXAMINATION OF THE NEGATIVE
FIRST AFFIRMATIVE REBUTTAL
Defends the affirmative case against the negative arguments.
Rebuilds the key arguments against the affirmative case.
SECOND AFFIRMATIVE REBUTTAL
Defends the affirmative case against the negative rebuttal arguments.