Judge: Danesh Singh (Binghamton University)
Resolution: Finals Week: Kids should get to set their own bedtimes.
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Submitted at May 17, 2020 03:02:29PM EST by Danesh Singh
|Category||Zachary Powell||David Kim|
|Use of evidence:||4.5||4.5|
|Coherence of arguments:||4||4.5|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||4.5||4.5|
|Identification of key points:||4.5||4.5|
|Comments:||You give many good arguments in your constructive and your rebuttals.
I noticed that there was a problem with the "coherence" of your argument. You say that kids will have time to study on their own at home (not homework), even as they may be too tired or lack supplies.
You say that there will not be deadlines, but I don't see how that solves the problem!
You could be a bit clearer about how all the arguments go together, or just find arguments that don't conflict with each other.
If I had to pick one argument, I would keep the one about kids being tired--you did an excellent job arguing in favor of this.
You may have noticed that you go over your constructive speech by more than a minute and a half! Next time, pay attention to time constraints.
|You gave some good arguments in your speeches. Just make sure next time to post the evidence on the page, so that the proposition and the judge can see it.
I liked how you pointed out that there is a conflict in the proposition's arguments between kids being bored and tired on the one hand and doing work on their own.
I was a bit confused about the argument you gave about budget cuts. What argument was that referring to in the proposition's case?
The decision is for the Opposition: David Kim
Reason for Decision:
I think I have to give the round to the opposition, since the proposition went over in their first speech by over a minute and a half.
If this were not an issue, then I would still vote for the oppositon, since he was able to show a conflict between two arguments given by the proposition.
Here are the two arguments:
1. Students should study less because they are tired and lack supplies.
2. They will study on their own in a way that doesn't involve homework.
The opposition did a good job pointing out the tension.