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Proposition: Preston Harrison (Winston Churchill High School) vs. Opposition: Katie Lambert (Wood River High School)

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

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Preston Harrison
    Preston Harrison
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    Katie  Lambert
    Katie Lambert
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    Posted at April 13, 2015 08:19:00PM EST by Preston Harrison

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    "Congratulations! The Taxes You Just Paid Might Be On Their Way to a Private Prison." American Civil Liberties Union. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

    Posted at April 14, 2015 02:44:44PM EST by Katie Lambert

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    http://www.readperiodicals.com/201004/2053949161.html#ixzz3XFEIsr1T

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/once-a-criminal-always-a-criminal/

    Posted at April 15, 2015 05:08:15PM EST by Preston Harrison

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    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 16, 2015 03:48:27PM EST by Katie Lambert

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    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 17, 2015 04:43:03PM EST by Preston Harrison

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    Submitted at April 18, 2015 11:12:43AM EST by Jevon Henry

    Category Preston Harrison Katie Lambert
    Use of evidence: 3.8 3
    Delivery skill: 3.3 3.6
    Coherence of arguments: 4 3.2
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.8 2.5
    Identification of key points: 4.3 4
    Comments: Preston presented a case with clear main arguments and an alternative policy. He might want to improve on his delivery, as though, while mainly fluent, tends to be a bit monotonous. He was able to respond to most arguments of his opponent and also point out his opponent's lack of pointing to flaws in his argument. Katie is a good presenter. She needed, however, to engage her opponents points more as she left her second speech hanging after less than half of the allotted time had elapsed. As such, she did not rebut enough and failed to provide a closure to her side of the debate.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Preston Harrison

    Reason for Decision:

    Proposition wins this debate for engaging more of the points made by opposition. Opposition did not refute enough or put a closure to this debate. Proposition was able to point this out and show why more of his points were left standing. One of the major clashes in this debate, which was around the re-offending rate, was also won by the proposition as his policy's treatment of prisoners was claimed and reasoned to reduce this rate and this was not adequately addressed by opposition.


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