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Proposition: Brandon Jeon (Central Elementary School) vs. Opposition: Anna Rosenblatt (Outschool Online - Intermediate)

Judge: David Kane (Binghamton University)

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

  • Brandon Jeon
    Brandon Jeon
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    Anna Rosenblatt
    Anna Rosenblatt
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    Posted at May 18, 2020 09:31:45PM EST by Brandon Jeon

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    Posted at May 19, 2020 12:29:59AM EST by Anna Rosenblatt

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    Posted at May 20, 2020 11:19:32PM EST by Brandon Jeon

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    Posted at May 22, 2020 12:50:29AM EST by Anna Rosenblatt

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    Posted at May 22, 2020 06:14:38PM EST by Brandon Jeon

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    Submitted at May 23, 2020 10:32:46PM EST by David Kane

    Category Brandon Jeon Anna Rosenblatt
    Use of evidence: 2.5 2.5
    Delivery skill: 3.5 3
    Coherence of arguments: 2.5 2.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3 1.5
    Identification of key points: 3 3
    Comments: You can post links to your evidence on the debate site. That would avoid the confusion you brought up in your last rebuttal. You got so caught up in clarifying the details of the evidence, you didn't address the critique -- i.e. stealing by parents is wrong

    You had some evidence in your constructive, but you didn't continue doing so.

    Use your constructive time. As the opposition, you can present both your own prepared arguments as well as responses to what the proposition said in the constructive. It would have been better to have pulled your arguments you introduced in the rebuttal into your constructive.

    Try to find and use evidence both to bolster your own points and to negate your opponents. E.g. you tried to refute the poison candy argument with a question, but if you looked around, you could have found evidence to attack the argument in a different way: e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoned_candy_myths

    Is there evidence that kids learn better when given a choice?

    Carry your arguments through the debate. E.g. you brought up metabolism in your constructive, but did not continue that line of argument in your rebuttal.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Brandon Jeon

    Reason for Decision:

    The proposition sustained more of the arguments in the debate. E.g. the poison candy argument was sustained throughout. Even though there were potential ways to critique it ( poisoned Halloween candy is a myth, it's not really sharing if the parents inspect and return the candy etc) the proposition answered the one question the opposition raised.

    The proposition answered the metabolism argument of the opposition, and then that never came up again, and so carried that argument as well.

    The clash on the topic of whether forcing is a better way for kids or parents to learn was not as clear cut, but the opposition didn't do enough to undermine the proposition case.

    Thank you for the debate.


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