Prepd’s Congress app now allows you to source arguments directly from your research. Your arguments will be saved to bills and can be added to speeches.
To create arguments, make sure you save an article to a congressional debate bill. Arguments go wherever their articles go; the bills to which the article is saved will also contain its arguments. Then, just follow these steps:
- highlight article content and click on the Congress gavel icon
- a window will appear that asks you to identify a “claim” (i.e., a simple statement that the argument supports)
- you can type in a new claim or you can reuse a claim that you've already created (in which case, you will be adding an additional warrant to an existing argument).
- the window will update to show you the claim and the warrant (i.e., the evidence sourced from the article, which should support your claim)
- type in an impact (i.e., the consequence of your claim being true)
- mark the argument as affirmative, negative, or neutral and private/public and save it
To access your arguments, simply open a bill and then navigate to the “Arguments” screen. From there, you can edit, sort and filter your arguments.
If you are preparing a speech, click on the “Insert Argument” button to drop arguments into your outline.