The discussion this week will take the debate style. We will begin the debate in the discussion forum and conclude with the assignment for this week.
The procedure for debate calls for what is known as “university style debate.” The opening speaker is affirmative (PRO), followed by the negative (CON), the second affirmative, the second negative, and then rebuttal speeches.
Hence, your discussion and assignment for this week will take the following format.
First Affirmative: Define terms; outline the entire case; develop the main case; summarize your own part.
First Negative: Refute the definition made by your peer (in their initial discussion); outline your entire case; develop your main case; summarize your own part.
Second Affirmative: Refute major points made by your peer in the first negative discussion; develop your own part of the argument; summarize your argument.
Second Negative: Refute affirmative’s main points; conclude the argument for your side; summarize the entire case; and compares your side with the other side (your peer’s response).
Rebuttals: Each rebuttal speech follows the same plan: point out the main points of your peers’ entire case or argument and refute them one by one; summarize your conclusions.
The debate will be based on the following scenario.
An employee worked the night shift at a bakery. She was having an affair and sometimes pretended to go to work when she was really visiting her lover. One evening when she was supposed to be working, her husband called the bakery and learned that she was absent. The next day he went to the bakery and met with the human resources (HR) manager. After consulting with the employee’s personnel file, the HR manager informed the husband that she had been absent on a number of occasions. Shortly after, the husband committed suicide. He left a note saying that he hoped his wife would be happier without him being in the way. The employee is contemplating suing the bakery for divulging her personal information and holding them responsible for her husband’s death.
- Initial Response – First Affirmative
Your initial response will follow the guidelines required for the First Affirmative making an argument for HR Manager as per the laws of privacy on the job.
- Your First Affirmative must define terms; outline the entire case; develop the main case; and summarize your own part.
- Peer Responses – First Negative
Responding to two of the responses of your peers, you will follow the guidelines required for the First Negative to respond to your classmate’s initial response.
- Your First Negative must directly respond to your peer’s First Affirmative and refute the definition made by your peer; outline your entire case; develop your main case; and summarize your own part.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.