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Proposition: Reva Agashe (NEI Education) vs. Opposition: Bret Bierman (Unaffiliated)

Judge: Josh Cangelosi (San Diego Christian College)

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  • Reva Agashe
    Reva Agashe
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    Bret Bierman
    Bret Bierman
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    Posted at October 6, 2014 09:30:26PM EST by Reva Agashe

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    Posted at October 7, 2014 08:21:54PM EST by Bret Bierman

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    Posted at October 9, 2014 02:07:01AM EST by Reva Agashe

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    Posted at October 9, 2014 08:41:10PM EST by Bret Bierman

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    http://debate.uvm.edu/NFL/rostrumlib/cxtalley1096.pdf

    Posted at October 10, 2014 09:37:04PM EST by Reva Agashe

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    Submitted at October 12, 2014 03:21:11PM EST by Josh Cangelosi

    Category Reva Agashe Bret Bierman
    Use of evidence: 6 1
    Delivery skill: 5 4
    Coherence of arguments: 5.5 4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 6 2
    Identification of key points: 6 4
    Comments: Good speaking and debating. Hash out procedurals a bit more, and go for some other arguments as well.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Reva Agashe

    Reason for Decision:

    Opp says Prop should lose because Prop 1) took off privacy setting late, 2) went 20 seconds over speech, and 3) talked too fast.

    Opp drops 2) after Prop says that she is permitted 30 seconds grace and that no new arguments were presented in that time that would have required Opp to go over his time.

    Prop answers 3) by answering Opps analysis that going too fast put him at an unfair disadvantage because he couldnt possibly understand her arguments. Prop says that Opp could have paused the video to flow the arguments. Opp never responds. And personally, I think that Prop goes quickly but not excessively fast. And she speaks articulately, so everything she says can be understood. So I dont think Opp reasonably supports the argument that he couldnt possibly have understood Prop. I prefer a quick speaking pace.

    That brings me to 1), which is the most serious objection. Here is why I dont vote Prop down on 1). First, Prop is right that Opp should have run these positions as full procedurals with interpretations, violations, standards, and voters. Without that work, they become less persuasive voter issues, and Im not even sure why I should prioritize them over the criterion Prop supplied. Second, Opp mainly impacts 1) out with respect to lack of fairness and education, but Prop turns these arguments by pointing out Opps failure to use all his time in his speech and failure to engage in any substantive (educational) debate about the issue at hand. Third, Prop puts some awesome critical turns on Opps procedural rhetoric in the end, regarding why I should not vote to embrace A) the mindset that we should quit fighting for our position when life throws us a curveball or https://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/images/smilies/cool.gif the mindset that we should not let the innocent mistakes of others go and move on.

    In the end, Prop just does a lot more work on the procedurals than Opp does, all of case goes unanswered, and Opp never provides any reasons to deny the resolution itself. At the very least, Opp should have used his remaining time in the first speech to run some of his pre-prepared positions after the procedurals.


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