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AvatarKerry Konda
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(1) How has the additional one minute of Summary speech time affected Public Forum debates?
It has led to teams doing more line by line instead of going for voting issues. It is fine.
(2) How has the additional one minute of prep time affected Public Forum debates?
Good it allows freshmen to create better speeches.
(3) Have the revised evidence paraphrasing rules caused a substantial change in practice? If so, please describe the positive or negative change.
Paraphrasing is needed in the debate. I agree that it is an academic skill- ask anyone who has had to write a dissertation. If a team interprets the study wrong they deserve to lose the debate. The way card cutting has gone in policy, paraphrasing is a better practice.
(4) Has the revised Grand Crossfire language caused a substantial change in practice? If so, please describe the positive or negative change.
Positive change. Grand Crossfire needs to stay. It is a chance to solidify the debate. It is a practice that makes Public Forum unique compared to other types of debate. In addition, it has lead to a great recruiting tool for freshmen to stay in debate because they like going toe to toe with other debaters.
(5) Are you in favor of the 3 min Summary rule being passed as the official PF event rules? (Yes/No)
No.
(6) Are you in favor of the 3 min prep time rule being passed as the official PF event rules? (Yes/No)
Yes