The case should be about 2-3 pages in length and include an examination of the stock issues.
If you’re assigned to the affirmative case, please also include a plan with the required planks. The case (aff or neg) should include an introduction, the affirmative will state the resolution and define the terms within the introduction. The negative will offer any alternative definitions and their thesis statement defending the status quo. Both introductions can also end with a plea to the judge for a vote on the speaker’s behalf.
To develop issues on the affirmative – you must present effective statements for the questions of harm, inherency and solvency. Harm Does a compelling problem exist in the status quo? Is the problem quantitatively important? Is the problem qualitatively important? Inherency Are the causes of the problem built into the laws, attitudes, and/or structures of the status quo? Absent a significant change in policy action, is the problem likely to continue? Solvency Is there a workable plan of action? Does the plan solve the problem? Does the plan produce advantages? Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?