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Obtaining the floor


Before you may address an assembly you must be recognized by the preceding officer

Making Motions

Before a proposal or subject matter may be discussed by the group you must make a formal motion which requires a "second."

Amending the motion

This technique is used when one wishes to add to, subtract, or alter a motion that another has made.

Point of information

If an issue becomes too involved one may seek a clarification by means of a motion called "a point of information"

Division of the question

It is quite possible that a proposal may entail two or more subjects. As a member of the assembly you can ask that each part be considered separately

Point of order

This motion is used when there is a violation in parliamentary procedure. You simply rise, and address the chair with the words "I rise to a point of order." The chairman will recognize you.

Appeal from the decision of the chair

If you as a member of the assembly disagree with a decision of the presiding office you can appeal this decision when seconded

Motion to limit the debate

To prevent a discussion from dragging on endlessly,one can make a motion to limit each speakers time, or to limit the number of speakers, or the length of the debate.

Motion to refer

When a member of the assembly believes that further study to a proposal is advisable he moves that the pending question be referred to an appropriate committee for review

Ending debate

Where a member of the assembly feels that the pending motion has been thoroughly discussed he may move to terminate debate by a motion called "the previous question"

Motion to table

This motion means to temporarily put aside the pending motion to consider other business

Motion to postpone definitely

A member of the assembly can propose that a pending motion report, or resolution be postponed to a fixed future time, or until the next meeting.

Division of the house

If a member doubts the accuracy of a "voice vote" he may call for a division of the house

Motion to adjourn

This motion is used to terminate the deliverations

Ways to support ideas

Definition


Vivid image


Example


Narrative


Compare/Contrast


Analogy


Testimony

Ways to evaluate information

Recognize dubious claims


Find more than one source


Examine opposing viewpoints


Be cautious using polls


Recognize the fallibility of Experts


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