Res Analysis

Public Speaking/Bathke
Democracy in Action: Resolutional Analysis
Name: _______________________
Date: _____________
Let’s begin with the following resolution:
Resolved: A just society ought not use the death penalty as a form of punishment.
1) What would you need to logically prove or know to affirm or negate this resolution?
2) What is a burden?
Next, in order to understand what burdens are placed upon the affirmative debater, one must
begin by examining the text of the resolution:
3) What are the FIVE elements of an effective textual analysis of a resolution?
4) Using the above the elements, examine the resolution again:
5) Now, working with a partner, complete a textual analysis for the following resolution:
Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal health care for its citizens.
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