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ERIC Number: ED165195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Construction of the Affirmative Plan.
Ulrich, Walter
Because the affirmative plan in debate cannot be modified once it has been criticized by the second negative, it is important that the affirmative team word the plan carefully in simple and concise language, assuring that it upholds all possible policies and contains only those planks that support the resolution. Other considerations in constructing such a plan include specifying the technology or law that will be used to implement the plan (or creating a board or agency to review the technology), deciding when the plan will go into effect, and determining how it will be adopted and what decisions will regulate its possible repeal. Effective planks that assist in the development of the plan include creation of agencies or boards to supervise implementation, elimination of loopholes, guidelines that ban preliminary injunctive relief or state level circumvention, and an intent plank that ensures that the agency will follow the affirmative plan. Although a plan preemption plank is open to attack by the negative team, it is a legitimate affirmative strategy when it represents part of a comprehensive program, places the affirmative team on an equal footing with the negative, aids in examining the core effects of a proposal, and reflects the real world happenings. (MAI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Note: Essay prepared at West Georgia College