Judge: Spencer Lo (Binghamton University)
Resolution: RESOLVED: The United States Federal Government should ban all testing that requires the use of animals.
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Posted at N/A by Elaine Wei
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Submitted at N/A by Spencer Lo
|Category||Maxwell Mihalic||Elaine Wei|
|Use of evidence:||3.5||3.7|
|Coherence of arguments:||3.7||2.8|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||3.7||2.7|
|Identification of key points:||3||2.6|
Overall good opening, but delivery a bit too fast was hard to make out much of what was said (so had to go back and re-listen).
Not clear on the argument that AT is a contradiction
Good that you attempt to anticipate objections and then reply to them.
Good delivery flow very clear for the most part.
Decent responses to Opposition but there was no response to the dolphin analogy.
Proposition Closing Remarks
Delivery could have been smoother - responses rambled. Not convinced they adequately replied to Opposition.
Presentation a bit unorganized and hard to follow at times. Try to eliminate awkward pauses and phrases like going keep debating for the fun of it.
Generally inappropriate to attack an argument on the grounds that it is unfairrather, they should be attacked by either questioning the premises and/or the inferential connections between premises and conclusions.
Opposition Rebuttal & Closing Remarks
Delivery too fast. Overall, presentation was unorganized and hard to follow at times.
Interesting point about service animals.
The decision is for the Proposition: Maxwell Mihalic
Reason for Decision:
Overall, the Proposition had the stronger presentation, though there is room for improvement for both speakers in terms of delivery style and substance. Keep working hard!