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Proposition: nicole dougherty (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Ahmad Amireh (Liberty High School)

Judge: Jevon Henry (The University of the West Indies)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • nicole dougherty
    nicole dougherty
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    Ahmad Amireh
    Ahmad Amireh
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    Posted at April 13, 2015 11:52:52PM EST by nicole dougherty

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    Posted at April 15, 2015 02:18:48AM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    http://www.antoniocasella.eu/nume/Miller_2010.pdf (David Miller, search In 2005, 10%)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/09/20/prisons-in-these-17-states-are-filled-over-capacity/ (The Washington Post, search That problem)

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/1400-lifers-released-from-california-prisons-in-last-3-years/ (CBS News)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/25/california-private-prison_n_4157641.html (Huffington Post, search in 2011)

    Posted at April 16, 2015 12:51:42AM EST by nicole dougherty

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    Posted at April 16, 2015 11:45:17PM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    Posted at April 18, 2015 02:53:03AM EST by nicole dougherty

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    Submitted at April 18, 2015 11:46:08AM EST by Jevon Henry

    Category nicole dougherty Ahmad Amireh
    Use of evidence: 3.5 3.5
    Delivery skill: 3 4.3
    Coherence of arguments: 3.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.3 4
    Identification of key points: 3.5 4
    Comments: Nicole made a decent attempt to build a case but her arguments were focussed to a great extent on military prisons which opposition thought was not in the spirit of the entire resolution. Her evidence to a great extent was of secluded case studies. Also, it would appear as if she is whispering or their are issues with her equipment. It is crucial that equipment or surroundings be checked before recording as this can take a way from one's delivery. Also, her last speech was 30 seconds above the allotted time which should not be. Ahmad presented very well and with great fluency. His arguments were clear and could be easily identified with the use of creative names. He could, however, support his argumentation with greater evidence. He was able to put forward that the proposition's argument were not in the spirit of the resolution in its entirety. He was very responsive and summarized well in the end.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Ahmad Amireh

    Reason for Decision:

    Opposition takes this round on the basis of presenting clear arguments that were broader in scope in relation to the resolution than that of proposition whose focus was too narrow. Opposition's rebuttal was sharper and the case was easier to follow and he summarized well at the end. Proposition needs to improve her equipment or environment so she can be heard more easily as she appears to be whispering and should be more mindful of time controls.


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    Thank you Nicole for the great round. Thank you judge for the detailed feedback. I will definitely use your comments to improve as a debater. - Ahmad Amireh on April 19, 2015 at 01:18PM EST

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