Rebuttal (policy debate)
In high school, rebuttals are usually 5 minutes long (with the exception of certain states and organizations that use 4 minute rebuttals). In college debate, they are generally 6 minutes.
Rebuttal speeches must address arguments made in the constructive speeches. They generally may not propose new arguments or recover arguments dropped in a team's previous speeches. Teams breaking from this precedent are often met by claims of abuse from opponents.
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