debating tips

Tips for debating

I’ve debated in high school and have been seeing a lot of arguments stem from discussions about sensitive topics recently. So, I figured why not help others by giving tips so they can have an informative discussion. 

  • Be respectful - your opponent’s opinion may seem ridiculous even wrong to you but they also could believe that about your opinion. So try not to make your opponent seem dumb or inconsiderate because their views are different.
  • Try to use legitimate sources as much as possible when using facts.
  • Listen to your opponent - their side of the debate is just as important as yours, no matter how idiotic or frustrating it may seem to you.
  • Stay calm - try as much as possible to not get angry, no matter how ignorant the other person’s view may be.
  • Ask questions - if you don’t understand certain aspects of your opponent’s argument then ask.
  • Admit when you make a mistake - this is the hardest part of a debate, admitting when you were in the wrong. 

hopefully, this will help those of you who wish to change someone’s opinion.


Twist the motion to favor your side of the argument.

Read the motion in different ways, separating phrases accordingly. For example, in one debate I’ve done, the motion was this house believes that school should teach social injustice, and I was the proposition team. Debaters would usually comprehend this motion as teaching students to disobey the law. However, I managed to twist the motion to be understood as schools should teach students about social injustice (e.g. teaching history = teaching about history).

Construct your argument cohesively

I have witnessed some debates that were just all over the place and the lack of structure was enough to make me skeptical about their argument. A proper structure allows you to build up your argument with a stronger foundation.  Your facts may be completely accurate and your argument strong enough, but if you can’t properly connect these points to an audience, much of your speech will be missed.

Anticipate the opposing team’s arguments and rebuttals

If you have extra time in delivering your own argument, you could rebut the opposing team’s points before they have actually been said. This can leave them speechless and vulnerable unless they can rebut your rebuttal well.

Delivery & Speech

Look and sound right, no matter what you’re saying

Confidence can be more convincing than you think, especially when you’re wandering into unfamiliar territory, as it shows that you have comprehensive understanding of the motion and of your argument.

On another note, omit any um’s and er’s and other filler words as they make you sound like you are not fluent and eloquent enough to deliver your own argument. Try replacing your filler sounds with silence. This will give your audience time to stew on your last point, and it will also give you time to generate your stimulus for your next idea.

Know when to employ a more emotional tone and when to have a logical approach

Let’s take the example of a debate about abortion. When you say things about women having a right to choose, or that it’s the women’s body, or something along those lines, you want the audience, the judge, or whoever is in the room to sympathize with people facing the problem of abortion. When you say things like ‘women should bear the consequences of having casual sex’, you want to reprimand them. However, when you state facts which lead to a chain of argumentative statements, you want to be as detached as possible.

Speak slowly and enunciate

Inexperienced debaters tend to fire off facts rapidly without really knowing what they’re aiming for. You don’t win wars by shooting all the enemies, you need a strategy. When you slow down your speech, you give your audience and your adjudicator more time to process your strong points. It will also be easier for the audience/your fellow debaters to dissect your speech and actually grasp your argument. You can’t expect them to be convinced if they don’t even know what you’re saying.

Use hand gestures and body movements appropriately

This can be a method of appearing predatory, a threat to the opposing team. In another debate I’ve done, the third and last speaker stalked towards our table in her final rebuttal, putting our team in an inferior position. However, remember that you have to use gestures and movements accordingly. If your words aren’t as strong as your actions, your argument will lose all effectiveness.

Final note:

Fake everything if you have to. Pretend that the motion of the debate is your life goal or what your beliefs are based upon or something like that and you’ll be so keen on winning the debate.

Speech tips: From someone who went to state.

This is my post that I wrote to add on to another post about speech, and I thought I would make it my own as well :)

So fun fact about me: This is going to be my fourth year in Speech. I’ve been in it since 8th grade and am just going into 11th grade this year (Somehow??? I’m like twelve). This year I’m going to be a captain, and  I also went to state this year for my Creative Expression piece (Which is wild since I’m a sophomore aha, I’m still trying to figure out how I made it this far). I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t know what speech is or how to do it, so I figured that I would give some tips to the newbies/people who were thinking about doing it. I’m going to link some videos of the national competitors from this year, and then I will write some tips up. 

Champion in Original Oratory

Champion in Humor

Dramatic Interpretation Runner up

Duo (No idea what place they got lmao)

It isn’t letting me link any more, yikes. 


Here’s some tips:

  • Don’t sway or do distracting things. There’s actually a way you can do that easily. Plant your feet on the ground, shoulder width apart, and keep them there. If you have an issue with your hands swaying, keep them at your sides and try to keep them lined up with the seam of your pants/skirt.
  • Tip for enunciation: There’s two ways you can do this, and you are going to hate both of them. :
  •     Way 1: Get a writing utensil and stick it between your teeth, then try to do your speech
  •     Way 2: rip a ¼ sheet of paper, crumple it up, then throw it in your mouth. Try to talk with in; try to do your speech with it.
  •     Disclaimer: You can not do this during an actual speech round
  • Get to know your character: This is especially important if you didn’t write it and got a script instead. Decide what this character’s favorite food would be. What time they would go to bed. What they would look like. Decide all the small things that would make them the person they were. This is going to help you when you have to act as them.
  • Another tip on the above, when choosing a speech, choose a speech with a character that you want to be.
  • Character pops are different based off of what your speech is about. If you’re in humor, you’re probably going to want to do quick, jerkier pops. It adds a bit of energy to you presenting. If you’re in something like prose, or just something that’s going to be a sadder speech, you are not going to do your pop like you would in humor. I consider sadder speeches’ pops to be more graceful. While you aren’t going slow, you aren’t jerking the way humor does. Your transition is going to be something graceful, like floating on clouds.
  • Speaking of character pops, please get different ways for your characters to look, especially if you are in Humor. Remember how you were supposed to learn everything about your character? This counts. Learn how they stand, what their voice is going to sound like, their facial expression.
  • If you are doing a draw category (Like storytelling, exempt reading,etc) Make sure you actually do the readings and work on them as much as you would for any other piece. in fact, work on them more. You’re learning 15 different things. I don’t care who you are, you can not put a winning speech together in the 30 minutes they give you if you don’t work on it at home as well.
  • Go in for practice more than what is necessary. I’m not sure how it works for other schools, but at my school the way speech works is that our coaches are available every day after school and you sign up for a time to work with them. I’ve heard other schools do it differently, but if yours works anything like this, don’t just go once a week because that’s all that is necessary. I was going in 3-4 times a week, along with starting to come in even before the season started.
  • If you’re doing an action that feels awkward, find a way to make it not feel awkward. Just… trust me on this. When it feels awkward you are going to look uncomfortable. If you are putting on a backpack and you don’t know what you are doing, it’s going to look weird. Either learn how to do the action you are trying to do or find an alternative.
  • Memorize your damn speech, it’ll make a world of a difference when you don’t have to hold the damn papers.

  • How to set up the beginning of your speech:
  •     small piece in of the beginning of the speech, maybe a minute or so.
  •    when you’re done with this part, do not rush into your intro. Give a one second pause, and then ease your body into a power stance. You look more confident this way, and shows the audience that you are speaking as you and not your character.
  •    Your intro can start with a quote, small story, whatever you would like. Let the audience know how this relates to your speech. At the very end, state the name of the speech and the name of your speech.  Nothing in any of this should be longer than three minutes.
  •   Here’s my example from last year:
  •       According to, Euthanasia is a term to refer to intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. There’s 7 countries that offer legal Euthanasia as a medical procedure, one of them being the Netherlands. The story follows Caroline, who in attempt to make sense of things tells her story about her relapse with her terminal illness and in an effort to protect her family from the financial and emotional burden, ran away hoping to receive such services. Dying in Amsterdam.
  •     Notice how Amsterdam didn’t have a name of an author come after it? That’s because I wrote the speech myself. Saying “Dying in Amsterdam, by me” Would just be dumb
  •   Note about this: Nothing in Public address has to have this teaser/intro thing. This is a interpretation thing.

  • When you go to meets, for the first time or two go watch your own round. Write down how those people are different from you, what they do that you would like to take and put into your own speech.
  • If you are using a speech someone else wrote, you can not go changing or adding words. No if, ands, or buts.
  • If you are in public address and had to look up information, you have to cite all your sources. This is so so so important. I’ve seen kids almost get into state and then get disqualified because they didn’t cite all their sources and were accused of plagiarizing.
  • The mood is going to be very different in a round based on what category you’re in. In my experience humor seems to have a weird atmosphere to it, kinda pretentious. People in prose or drama give no fucks, they’re already dying inside.
  • Don’t start a duo with your best friend. We have had about four duos in my time of speccing, all of them best friends, and you know how many survived? NONE. If you want to do a duo, choose someone with the same work ethic as you. Better yet, let your coach decide for you, please. 
  •       My best advice would be to eat small things in between rounds, and then if you must pig out wait until just after rounds are over and/or after finals while waiting for judges to make final decisions. The reason I say that is that if you pig out in between your full stomach and the taste of pizza still in your mouth is going to be so distracting. If you wait until after rounds are over, you’ll be able to let the food settle in the chance that you final.
  • Don’t talk shit about the judges. Not only is it rude, but it can come to bite you in the ass if the wrong person hears you.

Please note that you aren’t going to be the best at first, and that is okay. It’s going to take time, but if you are willing to work for it you’ll eventually get there. It’s gonna be okay. If you have any other questions, feel free to drop questions in my ask :)

Unpopular (but effective) debating tip #2*

If your opponent is making really good points, look on skeptically and occasionally turn to your teammate, saying “What?!” voicelessly and throwing out your arms in disbelief.**

*You better have good rebuttals if you don’t want to look silly!

**This page is not responsible for the loss of debater points.

anonymous asked:

Have you got any tips on how to debate transgenderism? Or explain how narcissistic it is to be people that are neutral or supportive?

Learn a lot about narcissism, if you understand it thoroughly you can point out trans narcissism meaningfully and effectively.

Do not argue with trans activists. If you intend to debate transgenderism, rely on reality and critical thinking to form congruent rebuttals. Remove your emotion. You may be angry but you need to compartmentalize that anger if you’re going to debate. This is the difference between argument and debate. Debate isn’t wrought with insults and emotion. This is why trans activists are horrible at debate. 

Point out the leaps in logic, the lies, and the misinformation trans activists rely on to form their opinions. Refute it with truth. 

Assert your boundaries, your right to view yourself as a neutral being (not “evil” or “immoral”) for holding views that oppose transgenderism. The first thing they will do is try to attack you for being “impolite, unkind, bigoted, etc” for acknowledging reality. 

There is no room for a wavering sense of self in debate. If you start buying into their manipulative bullshit by saying “I might be a bigot, but” you are agreeing with them that it is amoral to acknowledge biology. You are not a bigot for refusing to buy into a delusion. Nip that argument in the bud by stating this outright. 

Women are socialized to be passive. Learn to be assertive, and to use aggression appropriately. Aggression is an appropriate response in defending yourself when you are being attacked. Passive people, when attacked by unrelenting and unsympathetic oppressors, either remain stuck in oppression, or they die. 

Belated Inktober #29

so anna and i occasionally toss around ideas for an extremely ridiculous au in which jack atlas is a fashion designer/occasional model, when the actual models are NOT DISPLAYING HIS OUTFITS TO BEST ADVANTAGE

anonymous asked:

Any tips on debating conservatives on economy cause that seems to be the only thing that they care about when it comes to trump?

Far-right conservatives are honestly a lost cause and dealing with them is literally painful. Btw: I’m not sure if you live in the US, so sorry if these arguments are too US centric, just let me know.

If the conservative you’re dealing with is more center right and willing to engage in a mature conversation, then here are some questions to ask:

1) War in the middle east has been going on for an extremely long time due to intervention, it has costed us trillions, why increase the military budget?

2) Making cuts in education and healthcare have proven to harm young people in red states. Why do you advocate for failed policies? (Point to budget crisis and shortened school weeks)

3) Cutting taxes by a ton on our top income earners while drastically increasing the military budget can increase the deficit. Why not focus on cutting taxes for low income earners instead?

4) What is your view on climate change? (If they don’t believe in it don’t bother, they’re far gone).

I honestly don’t have the best advice here because conservatives are very unlikely to be open to other views.

Anyway, the main point is that you need to prove how your arguments support conservative principles as far as freedom and economic growth go.

anonymous asked:

Hello! So I am absolutely terrible at arguing, but my OC is not supposed to be. He is way more persuasive and clever than I am, and he can easily win a debate, so how can I RP someone who is far above my level? I'm afraid of writing weak arguments that will make him look stupid.

It’s actually really easy to be good at arguments and debates, especially if you’re in an rp setting and can make shit up. :D Here are some personal tips from me on how to construct an argument. Remember the PEA! Point, evidence, analysis. Before constructing any argument, try to know what your point is. Try to write a topic sentence, as concise as possible, like “The Avengers will kick the X-Men ass in a battle located in New York City”. Evidence! Try to have at least three pieces of evidence possible in order to back up your point, and always analyze this evidence afterwards. “Because The Avengers have Captain America” Evidence! “Who really has a nice ass and no one can beat his ass cause he has the best one, duh!” Analysis! “Because Wolverine will totally help the Avengers. As seen in graphic novel blah blah blah, Wolverine’s loyalty lies with the Avengers and not with the X-Men.” That’s basically how I would do it in any sort of essay writing slash pseudo debate scenario. 

Here are some links to help you with constructing arguments:

Depending on how you want to play your character, there are a lot of ways to be persuasive. Your character can be more intellectual, coming up with good points to persuade someone to do good. Or, your character can be cunning and achieve it through subtle psychological hints and body language. For example, if you’re drinking with someone, every time that person laugh, by taking a drink you can make them associate the happy and free feeling of being drunk with you. So they naturally listen to you more. Obviously, that’s really sneaky, so it’s up to your character traits on whether that would be included. All persuasive characters have one thing in common and that’s confidence. So as the writer, you have to be confident in what your character’s motivations are. Be sure that you know why your character is persuading someone to do as such. Is it because they always want to be right? Or, is it because they are more manipulative?

Here are some links to help:

And for playing someone more clever than you are, google helps. Really. I’m currently playing an electrical engineer and I have no idea how to even begin. But it’s always about the research. When a specific topic comes up like, building a tiny robot camera, I google how to build a robot camera. It’s legitimately all I do for every character. When I roleplay Hawkeye, I think I had thirty tabs open at one point telling me how to shoot an arrow and how to calculate wind direction affecting said arrow. So you know, bullshit a little bit, and google a little bit. Throw really long words at your roleplayer and it’s all good. 

Here are some links:

Hope that helps!

anonymous asked:

Any advice for finding non-biased information about veganism and other related topics? When I was trying to find statistics for slaughter house abuse, all of the sites that came up were pro-vegan except for one or two news articles. It's hard to make a valid argument by using sources that are clearly biased towards veganism; and I also think that it's a good idea to get information from multiple different types of sources regardless.

It can be more work to find neutral sources, not because the data isn’t there, but because animals don’t hold a prominent importance in our society, even the ones we keep as companions. Their welfare isn’t prioritized. So the funding, time, and effort it would take to show that we shouldn’t exploit them, is, well… often not there.

But there are many, many resources out there from non-vegan sources. You might have to go to a vegan source to find them, but that doesn’t mean the data isn’t any good. You’re going to have links and resources on vegan websites that lead to research that supports the idea that animals are sentient, feeling beings. That doesn’t mean the science is biased (at least, toward veganism. Science in itself is biased just by virtue of being a tool of human beings, but that’s a whole other topic).

Basically, try to find neutral, peer-reviewed sources, but. Keep in mind that if you don’t find a lot of information on a particular topic, like the mental and emotional effects of captivity on zoo animals, it’s not because animals are doing fine and dandy in zoos. These types of studies will often conflict with the motives of those who want to profit from animals, so there isn’t a whole lot of demand for these types of studies to be done, at least on a large-scale.

Much of the proof we have that animals suffer from the systems we put them in is anecdotal. Farm workers, slaughterhouse workers, lab technicians, circus trainers, zookeepers. It’s not something you can repeat in a lab or prove with hard data, but I think those stories can be highly valuable, even when they do come from an obviously subjective source.

And also keep this in mind. People live their lives by using their emotions to guide them. Not cold, hard facts procured in a study. As much as we like to believe we’re a logical species, we make most of our decisions from a place of emotion and feeling. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, and using people’s real life stories about animals isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either.

After all, I didn’t go vegan because someone convinced me I was wrong with a study or an article in the news. I went vegan because I stumbled on a video of what happens in slaughterhouses. It was an emotional decision, one of sympathy and compassion. And I think that’s why most people go vegan: something inside them shifts, and they can’t keep doing what they’re doing. Connecting with people on a personal level, I’ve found, can be more effective than all the facts in the world.

So just do the best you can anon, it sounds like you’re doing an amazing job already. :)

anonymous asked:

Just as a future debating tip: Ad hominem attacks push people away from your cause. By attacking people you are only emboldening them and making you dislike your beliefs more. It's on of the reasons conservatism and extreme leftism are dying out

How bout this, commies don’t deserve kindness, only a bullet to the head. I am not here to be kind to some faggot who got triggered because I said folks don’t like to be oppressed.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I love your blog! Your tips have really motivated me to work harder this semester. I was wondering do you have any tips for debating? Especially how to relieve stress and anxiety when speaking orally

hello and thanks so much! omg i’m so glad my blog / posts have been able to help you out!! and yes, i do have some advice (i actually compete in public speaking haha) so read on, my friend:

  • first off, know and understand what your talking about! of course you’ve done quite a bit of research on your topic, but make sure you can bring it all together and that everything makes sense to you. fully comprehending your topic / subject of speech is a really great way to boost your confidence in both your mind and voice
  • next, practice as much as you can!! and more importantly, do it out loud. reading over papers is not a form of memorization, but a method of revision. so practice, practice, practice! if you can, try presenting your speech (or your points / argument for the debate) to family, friends, or even teachers. you’ll get more comfortable with presenting to an audience, and slowly memorize your speech at the same time
  • do make eye contact! you don’t have to be looking at someone for the every single second of your speech / debate, but it’s very important to establish that connection with your audience. especially if you’re making an essential argument or point!
  • don’t rush! your audience needs to hear and understand you, or they won’t pay attention. people do tend to speak very quickly when they’re nervous, but talking slower and taking steady breaths will also calm you down and relieve some stress
  • don’t fidget or sway or move around awkwardly. i know it’s hard but it actually causes your words to fumble as well, and it lessens your confidence too. to help with this, think about what hand gestures or facial expressions you can make during your presentation / speech. try to schedule them in your mind so you know when to do what. that way, every movement you make has a purpose!
  • don’t worry about messing up, even if you forget an entire portion of your speech! the audience doesn’t think about it as much as you do, i promise. in fact, somewhat long pauses can often catch people’s attention and rekindle their interest in you and your speech or presentation
  • make sure you’re hydrated and you’ve eaten well! keeping your physical health in check will also help your mental health. also, try to dress as comfortably as you can!
  • lastly, just breathe. it’s okay to make mistakes, it’s part of being human. even if you don’t do as well as you hope, at least you’ll have done it and gotten it over with. just have fun and enjoy yourself, that’s what counts!

i believe in you, okay? you got this! i hope this helps and that you have an amazing day + good luck with your debate!!

Speaking in affirmation
Speech and Debate Pro Tips

Take a look at your comfort zone. Say goodbye.

Don’t be afraid of eye contact. Look at the audience, look at the judges. Engage them in your performance.

Dress professionally. Do not wear jeans, or else you will get stuck wearing someone else’s pants. (Don’t doubt it - it has happened before.)

Memorize everything. Even if it is a read piece, know it like the back of your hand.

Anunciate. We need to understand you.

Make friends with people from other schools. We have a tendency to see the same schools over and over. You’ll start to recognise people. (Good friends can help in a jam…like if you prepped the wrong debate case)

Pick pieces that you feel good about. You shouldn’t like your pieces, you should love your pieces. You will be spending an absurd amount of time with your pieces. You will hate to love your pieces at times, but you will love your pieces.

Your teammates will become your family. We share late nights, stupid jokes, slap happy moments, victories, and losses. You’ll get to know your teammates very, very well over these months. Probably a little too well, but that’s alright.

You will probably plan to do homework during the downtime at the meets. You won’t ever actually do it. Don’t kid yourself.

Overdo everything. You will feel stupid sometimes. We all do. But for most pieces, feeling stupid means you’re doing it right. (Get comfortable being uncomfortable)

Watch your speed. You’ll want to talk fast. Don’t.

Some people will know your name and know your piece, and you will feel you have never seen them before. Just a heads up.

Know who your character is. Know their story, their likes and dislikes. Know what makes them tick. Know them better than you know yourself. If the information is given, great. If not, fill it in. When you perform, become the character in every way possible.

For the love of all things good, pay attention to what you are doing with your body. You are doing more than just reciting words. You are performing. Every movement is part of your performance.

Roll with the crazy. Sometimes we’ll get eight orders of garlic bread because we got a coupon. Sometimes there is random screaming. Don’t worry. You’ll get used to it pretty quickly.

Talking and flirting with a cute guy when…

CG: So you’re a scientist… where do you stand on evolution?
TJN: I don’t understand the question.
CG: Like, do you believe in it?
TJN: No, I don’t believe in it. I observe that there is a wealth of evidence that supports the theory of evolution. I accept this evidence and the conclusion it fails to reject. 
CG: Well I don’t believe in creationism, but I also don’t believe in evolution. There just isn’t enough evidence!!! 
TJN: The fossil record, genomic mapping and phylogenetic relationships, vestigial traits, comparative anatomy, observed examples of natural and artificial selection…. I can continue.
CG: That’s evidence for micro evolution. There isn’t any thing for macro evolution. Species to species. Birds, lizards, people…
TJN: Funnily enough, there is this thing called Archaeopteryx
CG: … I don’t know what that means.
TJN: The “first bird”? Fossils serve as evidence for the transition between feathered dinosaurs to modern birds? … Google it. 
CG: … But that’s just one example. It could be wrong.
TJN: So until we have a fossil for the history of every species that ever existed we can’t make any conclusions? We should just shrug our shoulders and say “I dunno”? 
CG: Yeah, cause otherwise it’s not fact.

Bartlet's Third State of the Union (2.13)
  • Sam: Okay, can I talk to you about adrenaline for a second?
  • Ainsley: Adrenaline?
  • Sam: Yeah. You're feeling it right now and it's gonna get even more cause it's a big night, and you were a hit, and you've never experienced anything like this.
  • Ainsley: And you think I'm going to have a nutty.
  • Sam: I'm saying don't drink until you're off television.
  • Ainsley: God, thanks, Sam, for that debating tip. You have a feel for nuance. You say I shouldn't be drunk when I'm representing the White House.
  • Sam: Yeah. And remember you're a blond, republican girl and that nobody likes you.
  • Ainsley: I'm going back on television now.
  • Sam: Try to remember you're on our side.

anonymous asked:

I've seen a bunch of debates about tipping and while I agree that you should always tip at least minimum percentage my mom and a lot of her generation think they shouldn't have to if the server has an attitude or is all around bad. What do you think?

I think you should always tip. You have no idea what’s going on in that server’s life or what’s happening at the restaurant that day that could be affecting their service. More than that, servers get paid at an atrociously low rate because employers justify it by saying they’ll make it up in tips, which isn’t a given. Your tip may not mean much to you, but it could be the difference between whether or not the server can pay their electric bill or buy their child a birthday present.

Furthermore, I believe this is partially a generational issue. Our parents and grandparents grew up in an entirely different economical environment in which servers were actually paid a decent rate that kept up with inflation (spoiler alert: that isn’t happening now). A tip, once upon a magical time, used to be an added bonus to reward someone for good service, now it’s an expected amount that makes up the bulk of the server’s paycheck. Additionally, those who don’t have to regularly worry about paying their bills are actually less likely to tip or tip well than people who have to budget tightly, because the budgeters understand the struggle of being paid minimum wage or less.

For more on this and how to tip in different situations, check out my Tipping Guide.

BTS Trying to Sneak Back in bed With You

Namjoon: After much debating he tip toed out of the living room and back to the bedroom. He slide back into the covers wrapping himself around you,”Much better.”

Taehyung: He couldn’t sleep because he just needed someone to cuddly with. He was hoping you wouldn’t shut him down when he got back in the covers and rested his arms lazily around your waist.

Hoseok: Sleeping on the couch just didn’t feel right and even if you told him to go back to the couch he’d whine to stay with you and even tells you he’ll sleep on the ends of the bed.

Jin: Before you go to bed he was already laying on the couch with a pouty face in hopes that you’d change your mind and not make him sleep on the couch. If you don’t cave in he’ll wait a bit and then walk into your room actually asking you this time if he really does have to sleep on the couch.

Jungkook: He’ll be stubborn at first and just sit on the couch but then he grabs his pillow and marches to your room. He’ll lay down in bed placing the pillow as a barrier ignoring your protest.

Yoongi:  He was ok with sleeping in the couch but he was so accustom to having someone sleeping beside him. He didn’t want to admit though but soon he found himself walking back to your bedroom and just laying on the bed, not even bothering to get under the covers, closing his eyes.

Jimin: He’ll start saying cute little things to you and pinching your cheeks in order for you to not kick him out again.