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Intermediate Text — Straight-Turning Disadvantages

Straight-turning Disadvantages

There are two different ways to turn a disadvantage. A disadvantage can either be link-turned or impact-turned. You CANNOT do both. If you do both, you are double-turning yourself.

Straight link turning

If you want to link turn a disadvantage, you need to win three arguments:  a link take out, a link turn, and a link non-uniqueness argument.  In the spending example, you need to win that you don’t spend money, that you save money, and that spending will increase without the plan.  Your basic story is then that you stop over-spending, saving the economy.

It is worth noting that you do not necessarily have to win the original link answer.  What you do need to win, however, is that you save money on the net – that you save more than you spend. Making link answers will help support the size of your link turn.

If you want to straight link turn a disadvantage, you should not make any other arguments against the disadvantage.  If you make an internal link take out (recession doesn’t cause depression), you are not straight-turning the disadvantage because the negative can then concede that argument and say it doesn’t matter if you save money because there is no value to stopping an economic recession because it won’t cause a depression. Similarly, if you make an impact take-out to a depression, the negative can concede that, arguing that there is no value to saving money because an economic depression i

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