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JayShay
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rumaysah
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Should page requirements be given in college?

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JayShay
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 281 times Debate No: 86874
Debate Rounds (5)
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JayShay

Con

Greetings.

I (Con) will argue that college students should not be required to meet a specific page length when writing papers. My opponent (Pro) will argue that college students should be required to meet a specific page length when writing papers.

Format
Round 1: acceptance only
Round 2: main arguments
Round 3: rebuttals
Round 4: counter rebuttals
Round 5: conclusion (no rebuttals/new arguments).

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Rules
Serious debaters only please
Forfeiture results in a defeat

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rumaysah

Pro

Absolutely! Students in all should have a limit of the length they write. Teachers are there (in English subjects) to teach "Quality not Quantity". Meaning that they should learn to fit all those ideas and evidence compact and into a few pages rather than writing a 1,000,000 word essay on it. If the teachers specifically ask for this then obviously yes, you should, however, often the matter is that the student should put all their thoughts into something shorter. The main reasons for this is that the examiner doesn't have to read for hours and then mark for another 3 hours just one paper. Another reason is that, if writing a book or story (something that is for entertainment) everything should catch the attention of the reader and intrigue them rather than losing their interest!

Thank You!
Rumaysah
Debate Round No. 1
JayShay

Con

Hello Rumaysah. I thank you for joining, but unfortunately you have misinterpreted this debate's nature.

First, you have broken the rule that round 1 is acceptance only.

Second, you have misunderstood my argument. I am arguing that college students should not have to write at least X amount of pages when creating an essay. I think you are arguing that they should have a maximum limit as to how many words/pages they are allowed to write, with anything shorter being acceptable. While I would agree, that is not the nature of this debate.

Seeing that we are both arguing something similar, I think it is in our best interest to cancel this debate.
rumaysah

Pro

rumaysah forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
JayShay

Con

This debate has been canceled.
rumaysah

Pro

rumaysah forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
JayShay

Con

.canceled been has debate This
rumaysah

Pro

rumaysah forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
rumaysah

Pro

rumaysah forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by JayShay 1 year ago
JayShay
@Rumaysah Hello. I thank you for joining, but either I didn't make my side clear or you read the debate wrong. I am arguing that college students should not have to write at least X amount of pages. I think you are arguing that they should have a maximum limit as to how many words/pages they need to write which is not the debate
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