Oct 23, 2010

advice on cross-examination

Words of advice from Mr. Cushman, a friend and fellow LD aficionado.
Cross-examination is a speech you force your opponent to make on your behalf, by asking loaded and leading questions.

It should be organized like a speech, using principles of primacy and recency. Start and end strongly, with attack questions.

If you have clarifying questions, ask them in the middle, so they don't detract from the rhetorical force of cross-examination.

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