Also note that these are for British Parliamentary style of debating. While this is very different to American, Canadian, Australian, etc. styles it is the style that Worlds Council voted in 1996 to accept as the standard for all Future World Championships. While this may have been a "controversial" decision I hope these guidelines may give assistance to Worlds speakers who have never experienced British Parliamentary Style before. However, once again, I would not consider these adequate on their own. Experience is invaluable.
General Rules and Guidelines to debating.
Speaking Order in a Debate
Researching your motion
Structure of a Speech
Points of Information
World Debating Championships, Adjudication Criteria
Irish Times Adjudication Criteria
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