In a debate, debaters should be able to deliver ideas structurally and convincingly as the goals of a debate by using good argument traits which are Assertion, Reasoning, Evidence, and Link Back (AREL). Nonetheless, SMK PGRI 2 Kediri is being one of vocational school in Kediri which has a debate club and actively joins the competitions starting from regional until national level. This research is aimed to find out the strategies used by the debaters to build an argument and to describe the implementation of AREL in argument on Asian Parliamentary debate system at English debate club of SMK PGRI 2 Kediri. This research use qualitative approach and case study is the research design. The subject of this research was six member of English debate club. To collect the data used observation, interview, and document analysis. The instruments used were observation-check list and video recording. Transcriptions from observation and interview then was made as the document analysis. The data was analyzed using familiarizing and organizing, coding and reducing, and interpreting and representing. The result indicates that the debaters already had applied four strategies, such as understanding the issues of the debate by predicting the motion, knowing their structure of their speech based on the role of the speaker and each duty, having time allocation by giving some points on their written speech, and also keeping their team consistency by having good communication among their teammate. Regarding their AREL traits, it was implemented by most debaters of SMK PGRI 2 Kota Kediri. Only some speakers provided A-R traits or even A-R-L and A-R-E. The Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Opposition even used multi-layered argument in their speeches.
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