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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Olivia Bakal (Oakwood Elementary School) vs. Opposition: Sohum Shah (Unaffiliated)

Judge: Joe Patrice (U.S. Military Academy)

Resolution: Finals Week: Kids should get to set their own bedtimes.

  • Olivia Bakal
    Olivia Bakal
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    Sohum Shah
    Sohum Shah
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    Posted at May 18, 2020 11:32:31PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at May 20, 2020 12:47:45AM EST by Sohum Shah

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    Posted at May 20, 2020 11:03:31PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at May 22, 2020 01:40:47AM EST by Sohum Shah

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    Posted at May 23, 2020 09:56:48AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Submitted at May 23, 2020 06:15:50PM EST by Joe Patrice

    Category Olivia Bakal Sohum Shah
    Use of evidence: 3.5 4.1
    Delivery skill: 4 4
    Coherence of arguments: 4.4 5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 2.7 5
    Identification of key points: 3.1 4.3
    Comments: Olivia, you did a great job of identifying some harms of candy in your last speech, but those arguments need to come earlier in the debate (like your first or second speech). Also, you do a nice job of responding to Sohum's argument about stealing candy, but you also need to respond to the rest of his speech. Sohum, great job of using research to bolster your point. You need to watch your speech time, there was no need to go over by 30+ second in your second speech when you could have edited some of the dramatic stories you tell in the speech.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Sohum Shah

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote on the turn that forcing kids to share lead to resentment and making kids less generous and leads to a whole host of problems. That nuance -- between forced to share and voluntarily sharing -- is one that Olivia never really deals with in her speeches.


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