For years the United States has gone back and forth on the topic of illegal immigrants. With the Mexican border at the top of their list, with a the border's total length at 1,951 miles (3,141 km), according to figures given by the International Boundary and Water Commission. It is the most frequently crossed international border in the world, with some 350 million people crossing legally every year. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S.-Mexico_border). With the growing number of illegal immigrants in the US Senators across the country are coming up with their version of the answer to the immigrant problems. Although each Senator’s made good points I tend to agree with Sen. Dana Rohrabacher and the group of officials that appose the guest worker program. I agree that we need a stronger and more secure border. I do not believe that we should allow illegal immigrants to continue to be here, turning our head to the illegal state in which they entered. However I in some regards agree with Sen. Dick Durbin that “branding them as criminals” would only scare the immigrants to stay in hiding. As Sen. Dana Rohrabacher said we need to fight against showing amnesty to other Mexicans to enter the US illegally. We need a strong and secure border, with out tying it to a guest worker program. Perhaps not for the same reasons as any of these Senators it is my belief that we need to find a way to send the illegal immigrants home. At their cost, once they have been returned to their home countries they will be given the same opportunity as any other foreign individual wanting to enter the US for citizenship. I do not believe we should treat these individuals as criminals per say, but what we do need to get the point across that we will not put up with illegal immigration. A point we are not getting across by allowing illegal immigrants to stay on a work release program. Rewarding them for sneaking into the United States is not the answer....
...Styles of Debate
RULES OF THE WALES SCHOOLS DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIPS / SCHOOLS MACE
The format for debate is 2 speakers per team, a chairperson and timekeeper. The chairperson and timekeeper should be seated between the two teams. Speakers should be provided with a table and chairs, but must stand when delivering their speeches or Points of Information. A lectern is optional, but no public address system should be used.
Each speaker is allowed 7 minutes for his or her main speech. A further 4 minutes will be allowed in which either team member will sum up. The timekeeper will signal after one minute has elapsed and one minute before the end of the main speeches. Between these signals, Points of Information can be offered. The first summation shall be taken by the opposition.
A double signal after 7 minutes shall indicate the end of a speech. A 30 second grace period is then allowed to each speaker in which to conclude their presentation. At the end of the grace period, a triple signal will indicate that the speaker must stop speaking immediately.
Points of Information
Points of Information arise when a member of the opposing team wishes to give or request information relevant to something the speaker on the floor has said. Such points must be made between the first and last minute of the main speeches. No Points of Information can be offered during the summations.
Talking is childish, Debating is mature.
A platform for debating and establishing issues for environment
This is the first of a three part interview with Mashaed Hasan Simanta, the executive Program director of the IBA-JUEDC.
Md. Saidur Rahman: Mr. Simanta, what is your background and how did you arrive at the IBA-JUEDC?
Mr. Simanta: For the last two years, I have spent time in a variety of roles in the Debate industry – ranging from debate development to marketing debating club to public affairs. For the one year just prior to joining the Institute Of Business Administration Debating Club (IBA-JUEDC), I was the marketing and public affairs leader for the organization. Then I realize I may initiate one environment debating club.
MD. SAIDUR RAHMAN: What can you tell me IBA-JUEDC and its history? What is the mission of the IBA-JUEDC?
MR. SIMANTA: IBA-JUEDC is a non-profit Debate association that was founded in 2008 with a goal of promoting the development of our debate skills in IBA-JU. Especially our English debate skills.
We did not have any written constitution. Any rules are made by president should be passed by vote of the members. But we are working to make a constitution as soon as possible.
Currently, we have more than 38 members, and our membership is comprised of Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Budhist etc people. We have executive board of 10 members. I was general member...
l History of Debate
l The Resolution
l Parts of the Debate
l Speaker Roles
l The Constructive Speech
Debate during the Olden Days
l It was in 5th Century B.C. in Syracuse a city from Ancient Greece has gone through war and revolution. People struggled for peace and order. A particular concern for them was land ownership for lands were claimed through memory.
What is Debate?
l Debate is basically a response to a problem. It is a competition using words and logic. It is to change people’s minds and actions through our words and power of conviction.
Objectives of Debate
l Main Objective
* To resolve the issue intelligently at the end of the debate
• Specific Objectives
* To have a comprehensive grasp of issues
* To be able to prepare a case which tackles the P, N and B.
• Stated as: Let it be resolved that (LIBRT):______________.
* Usually about a policy.
* Stated in a way that alters the status quo.
Debate as a Teaching Strategy
Debate as a Teaching Strategy
Communication is the most crucial part of human interaction. There are many benefits to effective communication which enhance aspects of our personal everyday lives. There is also misunderstood communication which results in a vain outcome and can lead to embarrassment or even more serious results in an adult’s life. Public speaking today is not rare, we go on about our daily lives communicating with people throughout our day whether it be work related or just speaking socially for recreational purposes. Public speaking promotes communication for important messages or simply for teaching purposes. When we combine communication and teaching we can create great lectures but when we involve our listeners and interact with one another we create a debate. This paper is going to promote the benefits and applicable use of debate as a teaching strategy.
There are many teaching strategies used today. Each is specifically distinguished and with its own discipline. Teaching strategies break off into braches to create types of lectures that fit with the learning styles of the students. There are a number of teaching strategies, some are: Role playing; where simulations in class can be an excellent way to engage students. Case studies; these have been used for actively engaging students in problem solving applicable...
...Immigration is the movement of people from other countries that come into another country of especially which they are not a native in order to settle there. Immigration is made for diverse of reasons. The most important of these are escape from poverty, economic, social, political reasons, natural sisaster, unimployment and live in clover. Other causes are retirement migration from rich countries to lower-cost countries with better climate is a new style of international immigration. For example British citizens would rather to immigrate to Spain or İtaly or retired Canadian citizens to the US. While for some migrants education is the primary reason, some migrants has personal reasons, relationship between family or a partner or marriage. As can be seen there are many reasons to migrate and in more detailed examined we can see more reasons.
Over the past quarter century the number of international migrants has doubled to more than 200m this trend is set to increase. (See Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan in book, “Exceptional People”) If rich countries were to admit enough migrants from poor countries to expand their own labour forces by a mere 3%, the world would be richer, according to one estimate, by $356 billion a year. (2) For instance if implemented within a well thought out policy, migration can be the most effective tool yet devised for reducing global poverty.
There are pros and cons of migration for...
...the foreign labour causes more harm than good to the host country
Do foreign workers benefit the host country? (short)
Posted on April 11, 2011 by writefix
In many countries, foreign labour is an important part of the economy. What are some of the benefits and disadvantages for the economy of having workers from outside the country?
In many countries such as the USA, Singapore and many Gulf countries, foreign workers make up a large part of the labour force. However, there is some debate about the advantages of this for the economy of the country. In this essay, I will look at some of the arguments in favour of foreign labour and discuss some of the negative effects it can have.
There are several advantages to foreign labour. First of all, foreign labour is almost always cheap. Workers and economic migrants are attracted to countries with strong economies because they gcan earn higher salaries than at home. This means that the host country can get a good supply of cheap labour and this will make it more competitive and increase profits. Second, foreign workers are already trained. There is no need to wait years to train them in college or on the job. This also saves a lot of money and means that projects can be completed rapidly. A third point is that foreign workers are prepared to do jobs that local people do not want to do, such as work in remote areas or do dangerous or dirty jobs. These often include jobs in construction or in jobs with...
COMPONENTS OF A QUALITY DEBATE:
Terminology and Crafting a Solid Debate Brief
There is a lot of terminology surrounding any debate. In order to be properly informed and to construct a solid debate brief, you must familiarize yourself with the lingo (Come on, you know you wanna Geek out and be in the know)!
A debate centers largely around writing from a deficit model.
1. The Deficit Model of Writing
a. The Deficit Model of Writing focuses on identifying areas that need to be improved in any context and attempting to address them with any particular piece of writing or action.
b. They can be in the area of academic study such as experiments, surveys or content analyses or they can be in the area of public debate, etc.
c. An example would help here:
i. In the Deficit model of writing one first identifies some unresolved issue or need and them attempts to improve, solve or resolve a situation.
ii. Key here is the phrase Resolve.
iii. This is why we use Resolutions in our debates!
d. As part a number of things are evident:
i. You must clearly state what your resolution is!
ii. You must clearly state what is bad/harmful/in need of fixing or a need that has not been met or addressed
iii. You clearly justify why one should care
iv. You must demonstrate...
First Affirmative - Interpellation of the first negative speaker
Second Affirmative - Constructive Speech
Second Negative - Interpellation of the second affirmative
Second Negative - Constructive
Second Affirmative - Interpellation of the second negative
Third Affirmative - Constructive Speech
Third Negative - Interpellation of the third affirmative
Third Negative - Constructive Speech
Third Affirmative - Interpellation of the third negative
Rebuttal of the Team Captain of the Negative Side
Rebuttal of the Team Captain of the Affirmative Side
Constructive Speech: Minimum of five (5) and maximum of seven (7) minutes
Interpellation: Five (5) minutes
Rebuttal Speech: Three (3) minutes
Issues for Debate
A. Whether or not it is Necessary? (Necessity)
B. Whether or not it is Beneficial? (Beneficiality)
C. Whether or not it is practical? (Practicability)
Criteria for Judging
A. Evidence - 25%
B. Delivery - 30%
C. Interpellation - 30%
D. Rebuttal - 15%
The judges, based on their discretion, shall have the authority to determine who will be the Best Speaker and Best Debater. The winning team shall be determined by the majority decision of the Board of Judges.
Guides for Constructive Speech
Speech types of Constructive Speech may be:
1. Reading Method
2. Memory Method
4. Mix method of memory and conversational or dramatic
Poise, gestures, audience contact and voice...