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Proposition: Anya Powell (Outschool Online - Intermediate) vs. Opposition: Olivia Bakal (Oakwood Elementary School)

Judge: Danesh Singh (Binghamton University)

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

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    Anya Powell

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    Olivia Bakal
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    Posted at May 25, 2020 11:58:09AM EST by Anya Powell



    laptops shouldn't be allowed in class
    Rachel Gonzales
    Jan 20, 2016

    should laptops be banned in class
    By Beth McMurtrie NOVEMBER 27, 2017

    Posted at May 27, 2020 12:08:09AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 27, 2020 12:33:06PM EST by Anya Powell



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 28, 2020 11:02:53PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 29, 2020 02:12:06PM EST by Anya Powell



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    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 30, 2020 02:26:24PM EST by Danesh Singh

    Category Anya Powell Olivia Bakal
    Use of evidence: 3.6 3.5
    Delivery skill: 3.6 3.5
    Coherence of arguments: 3.6 3.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.6 3.5
    Identification of key points: 3.6 3.5
    Comments: The arguments you give in the costructive are not mentioned again in later speeches.

    Be sure and mention your argument from your constructive speech about how laptops are a distraction in every single speech.

    This is a good argument. Please make good use of it in the round!
    Make sure to give you own arguments in the constructive for why laptops should be allowed in the classroom.

    Whatever arguments you give, make sure and say them in each and every speech.

    I like your argument that using laptops is environmentally friendly, but this is a "new" argument. It should have been given in the first speech, then mentioned again in the second speech.

    Also, use all three minutes in each speech and say as much as you can in the time given.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Anya Powell

    Reason for Decision:

    Neither the proposition nor the opposition was very clear about why there is or isn't a difference between computers and laptops.

    More importantly, neither was clear about why this difference matters as it relates to the question of having laptops in the classroom. I would have liked to hear more about how the difference relates to the debate topic!

    I voted for the proposition, because I think she gave me a good enough reason to think that there is a difference between laptops and computers, in saying that one is portable and more accessible and the other is stationary. In any case, while the opposition denied a difference, she never told me why!

    Note for both debaters:

    1. After making a statement or claim, it is important
    to give a reason why. You can also give evidence (research) as part of your reason.

    2. After giving your reason, RELATE it back to the debate topic. Why or how does your reason help show that laptops should or should not be allowed in the classroom?

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