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Proposition: Anson Fong (Unaffiliated) vs. Opposition: Sarah Abelskamp (Unaffiliated)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

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  • Anson Fong
    Anson Fong
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    Sarah Abelskamp
    Sarah Abelskamp
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    Posted at April 27, 2020 09:26:15AM EST by Anson Fong

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    1.https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/fitness-wellbeing/a44139/effects-of-too-much-sugar/
    2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/too-much-sugar
    3. https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/30-reasons-why-sugar-is-bad-for-us/
    4.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_the_United_States

    Posted at April 27, 2020 10:43:55PM EST by Sarah Abelskamp

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    Posted at April 29, 2020 06:38:24AM EST by Anson Fong

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    1. https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/diet-soda-weight-gain-metabolism-insulin-brain-fat-metabolic-syndrome.html
    2. https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/just-one-sugary-drink-day-linked-health-problems/

    Posted at April 29, 2020 12:56:04PM EST by Sarah Abelskamp

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    Posted at May 3, 2020 07:01:01AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Submitted at May 7, 2020 10:26:32PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Anson Fong Sarah Abelskamp
    Use of evidence: 4.8 3.5
    Delivery skill: 4 4.3
    Coherence of arguments: 4.7 4.2
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4 3.8
    Identification of key points: 4.5 3.9
    Comments: Great job starting your debate by defining the key terms to set up why you deserve to win the debate. I'd try to talk with a little more energy in your voice and emphasize the bigger points you're making a bit more. I think you could spend a bit more time explaining why banning sugary drinks in school will solve the impacts you bring up and/or create impacts that are specific to the consumption of sugary drinks at schools.

    Great job bringing the debate back to the key points and explaining why a ban would be able to solve the problem. You also do a good a job responding to the opposition's impacts (ie why money management isn't as important as health problems).
    I would suggest providing some citations to back up your speech. Weigh your impacts against the proposition side. Why does jobs or money management outweigh something like obesity, mental health, etc? Timeframe, probability, magnitude. Compare your impacts and explain why your argument is more important.

    I would strongly encourage you to use all your time in your opposition rebuttal & closing speech. Since you only have two speeches, your advantage is that you have more time to talk in each speech. Use that so you can make sure you make more arguments than your opponent can answer. Also isolate your best winning arguments and start with why you win the round. Don't get caught up in the smaller details. Lead with your offense. Again, I'd suggest providing sources for your arguments.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Anson Fong

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote for the proposition because the opposition doesn't have an impact that outweighs the proposition in this debate. The opposition needs to a better job at explaining why the ban is a bad idea instead of just coming up with responses to some of the points the proposition is making. Start with a reason for why you win the round (jobs, freedom, local economy) and explain why that's more important than the health consequences that the proposition is arguing about. I think the prop does a good job at isolating the important elements of the debate in order to explain why a ban will help create healthier students, which is the biggest impact in the round.


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