Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to introduce you to a wide range of debate strategies. The goal is to help prepare you to be able to effectively engage in respectful debate throughout this course. Skills and Knowledge: Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to: Summarize arguments around a particular debate Identify and evaluate a variety of debate strategies Task: Intelligence Squared U.S. is a non-profit organization that produces Oxford-style debates around key issues in the U.S. For this assignment, you will listen to a debate that is relevant to our course. There are four debates that you can choose from: Obesity is the Governments Business: https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/obesity-governments-business (Links to an external site.) You need to select one debate for this assignment. First, you should go to the website and read everything under the Details tab. Decide how you think you initially feel about the debate topic and select a debater that you want to follow for this assignment. Write your answers to Questions 1 and 2 in the required Template Actions . Then, listen to the debate. You only need to listen to the audio version of the debate, which is available if you click the headphone icon in the top right corner of the video screen. The audio versions are substantially shorter than the video versions. Each debate will consist of three rounds: Round 1 Opening Statements, Round 2 Debate and Response, Round 3 Closing Arguments. While you are listening to the debate, you need to be taking notes on what arguments your selected debater is making and what debate strategies they are making use of. Examples of strategies could be assertion, logic, fact-based arguments, moral, emotive, anecdotal, humor, and/or counterargument.