Refutation is a very important part to proving your side of the resolution.
Standard 4 point refutation:
Identify -- What are you responding to?
Claim -- What is your response?
Warrant -- How can you prove your response?
Impact -- Why does it matter to the round and to the judge?
4 different responses to arguments:
- Agree and Outweigh -- Sure, but is it worth it?
- Mitigate -- It doesn't really even matter
- Deny -- Its not true
- Turn -- It actually supports my side