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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Mya Navarro (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons) vs. Opposition: Mai Kurihara (Shorin Global)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

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  • Mya Navarro
    Mya Navarro

    Mai Kurihara
    Mai Kurihara
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    Posted at May 12, 2020 12:57:18AM EST by Mya Navarro



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    Posted at May 12, 2020 06:39:54PM EST by Mai Kurihara



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    Posted at May 13, 2020 09:40:37PM EST by Mya Navarro



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    Posted at May 15, 2020 01:54:16AM EST by Mai Kurihara



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    Posted at May 15, 2020 08:30:59PM EST by Mya Navarro



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    Herman, B. (2019, September 16). Medical costs are driving millions of people into
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    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 21, 2020 09:19:05AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Mya Navarro Mai Kurihara
    Use of evidence: 3.4 3.3
    Delivery skill: 4.6 3.9
    Coherence of arguments: 4.6 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.1 5
    Identification of key points: 4.1 3.4
    Comments: I wish you used the text box to provide citations so your opponent and judge could look at the sources you provide. When you're providing facts and statistics you need to at minimum say where your evidence in coming from in your speech. You do a good job at framing the debate in your speech. I like your COVID-19 contention on this topic. I would suggest trying to create a bigger terminal impact to your argument instead of just leaving it at a few people dying (which is bad, but you can create an internal link change that could get it to a bigger impact). Ie impact out your economic decline argument. Try to look at the camera more so you can better connect with the judge.

    Great job framing how I should approach the ballot at the start of your speech, and responding to your opponent's speech. You do decent at starting some impact comparison in relation to your opponent's economy arguments. I like that you verbally provide cites in your speech but I still wish you had them in the provided box so I could review them. You use the personal narrative well to help your pathos in the round, and then teaming that story up with facts that back up your arguments.

    I'd prefer you cites in your earlier speeches so it could be debated during the round. Don't just wait til the end.
    I would also suggest providing cites within the space provided instead of just listing them in your speech. It would allow for better clash over sources. I would also suggest speaking louder and/or closer to your microphone. Even with my volume all the way up it's hard to hear you. In a format like this, it's worth rewatching your video to make sure you can be heard and then rerecording it if you can't... or edit your video to make the sound louder. In terms of content, you make a lot of good arguments. You do need to impact them out more and start weighing why your cons against UHC outweigh the pros that your opponent brings up. Nice work referencing her arguments and answering them. I would just like to see some more impact comparison.

    The sound is much better in this speech than your first. You do an excellent job at answering your opponent's arguments. However, you need to do a better job framing the round and explaining why your responses mean you win the round. Always start a closing speech off with, "I win the debate because" and then explain the argument you feel you should win the round on. Your speech provides a bunch of different arguments that I could vote on but none that are impacted out why I should vote on them. In each instance, you have a good response to your opponent's claim (ie can't be free) but you need to go the next step and win the impact. Also, again, I'd prefer it if you provided citations for your arguments.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Mya Navarro

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote for the proposition because Mya does a better job framing the round and explaining why she deserves to win the round. I also think in regards to the citations debates that emerges in Mai's speech, I wish you both provided sources earlier so there can be clash. However, that being said, I do think that Mya provides enough warrants and explanation as to why UHC is desirable in light of the cornovirus. Mya's uses that impact to outweigh and turn any economic impacts from Mai, which wins her the round. I think framing the debate in the current political reality than as just a larger abstract question was a smart move by the proposition. I think the opposition does an excellent job pointing out responses and shortcomings in the proposition's speech, there needs to be a clearer strategy on why those arguments come together to produce a ballot. The proposition does this in her "framework" at the start of her second speech, which is extended into the closing.

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