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themarryonet
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kpos1001
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summer reading project

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kpos1001
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/22/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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themarryonet

Pro

summer reading products makes kids read.
kpos1001

Con

While summer reading products may be beneficial to some students, a student that is not internally motivated to read will not read. More often than not, summer programs are driven by extrinsic motivation which is usually in the form of a prize.
What you are left with is the students who are already intrinsically motivated that complete the reading program and the students who really need to be reading choose not to because they would rather be doing something that they care about.
Debate Round No. 1
themarryonet

Pro

I think the child will read if the parents know about the project.
kpos1001

Con

Even if a parent knows about a project, that does not mean that they will remember to have the child do it or hold them accountable. Most parents work during the day and are also busy managing their own schedules. Even if the students do the work, does that mean it is quality or beneficial to them? Will they actually retain reading skills or are they simply completing the task as quickly as possible so they can do other things?
Debate Round No. 2
themarryonet

Pro

it could be beneficial to them because they might read the book and like it , then theyll read more books by that author so then theyll grow to love books.
kpos1001

Con

That would mean that the summer reading project would include something that every student would find interesting and cool. It would also mean that the student would already want to read in the first place.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by missmozart 3 months ago
missmozart
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD--> Pro's 'arguments' are basically ONE SENTENCE per round- not very impressive. Everything (s)he said were bare assertions, based on their own opinion and unsupported with facts or sources. For example, in R2, Pro says "I think the child will read if the parents know about the project." Note the word "think". Furthermore, Pro doesn't try to refute anything Con says. Con's points were slightly more developed and (s)he referred to Pro's points in his/her arguments. Con's arguments were much more convincing mainly because Con evaluated his/her points and somewhat successfully refutes Pro's mere statements. All the best in your future debates, especially Con since (s)he's new.