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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Maxwell Mihalic (Wood River High School) vs. Opposition: Elaine Wei (Unaffiliated)

Judge: Spencer Lo (Binghamton University)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United States Federal Government should ban all testing that requires the use of animals.

  • Maxwell Mihalic
    Maxwell Mihalic
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    Elaine Wei
    Elaine Wei
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    Posted at N/A by Maxwell Mihalic

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    Posted at N/A by Elaine Wei

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    http://www.merriam-webster.com/
    http://www.animalport.com

    Posted at N/A by Maxwell Mihalic

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    http://www.merriam-webster.com/

    Posted at N/A by Elaine Wei

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    https://www.avma.org

    Posted at N/A by Maxwell Mihalic

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    Merriam Webster

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    Submitted at N/A by Spencer Lo

    Category Maxwell Mihalic Elaine Wei
    Use of evidence: 3.5 3.7
    Delivery skill: 3.9 2.6
    Coherence of arguments: 3.7 2.8
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.7 2.7
    Identification of key points: 3 2.6
    Comments: Proposition Constructive

    Overall good opening, but delivery a bit too fast was hard to make out much of what was said (so had to go back and re-listen).
    Not clear on the argument that AT is a contradiction
    Good that you attempt to anticipate objections and then reply to them.

    Proposition Rebuttal

    Good delivery flow very clear for the most part.
    Decent responses to Opposition but there was no response to the dolphin analogy.

    Proposition Closing Remarks

    Delivery could have been smoother - responses rambled. Not convinced they adequately replied to Opposition.
    Opposition Constructive

    Presentation a bit unorganized and hard to follow at times. Try to eliminate awkward pauses and phrases like going keep debating for the fun of it.
    Interesting counterplan
    Generally inappropriate to attack an argument on the grounds that it is unfairrather, they should be attacked by either questioning the premises and/or the inferential connections between premises and conclusions.

    Opposition Rebuttal & Closing Remarks

    Delivery too fast. Overall, presentation was unorganized and hard to follow at times.
    Interesting point about service animals.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Maxwell Mihalic

    Reason for Decision:

    Overall, the Proposition had the stronger presentation, though there is room for improvement for both speakers in terms of delivery style and substance. Keep working hard!


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