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Ike-Jin-Park
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1/2/2013 11:11:55 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've been on this site for about a month now and I realized the style I debate is very systematic and maybe excessively strict on format. I noticed some debators use narrative-style to debate rather than giving strict heading to each and every category of argument they give.

Does the style in which I debate help to make debate more clear?

I welcome those who debated agasint me or saw my debates.
lannan13
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1/2/2013 12:22:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/2/2013 11:11:55 AM, Ike-Jin-Park wrote:
I've been on this site for about a month now and I realized the style I debate is very systematic and maybe excessively strict on format. I noticed some debators use narrative-style to debate rather than giving strict heading to each and every category of argument they give.

Does the style in which I debate help to make debate more clear?

I welcome those who debated agasint me or saw my debates.

I believe a narriative would be easier to read and judge on. Always believe that they are stupid and don't have a collage degree. They want to here a story and have everything spoon fed to them, because they are taking the time to sit and read your debates so don't make it painfull for them.
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Magicr
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1/2/2013 12:50:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/2/2013 11:11:55 AM, Ike-Jin-Park wrote:
I've been on this site for about a month now and I realized the style I debate is very systematic and maybe excessively strict on format. I noticed some debators use narrative-style to debate rather than giving strict heading to each and every category of argument they give.

Does the style in which I debate help to make debate more clear?

I welcome those who debated agasint me or saw my debates.

I tend to disagree. On complicated resolutions it makes it helpful when keeping track of the arguments to have them arranged with a heading.
DudeWithoutTheE
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1/2/2013 1:04:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I prefer your style. It's closer to what I'm used to (British Parliamentary) and easier to identify the clash. With narrative debating, it can be hard to see what's aimed at what.
Magicr
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1/2/2013 2:02:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/2/2013 12:50:52 PM, Magicr wrote:
At 1/2/2013 11:11:55 AM, Ike-Jin-Park wrote:
I've been on this site for about a month now and I realized the style I debate is very systematic and maybe excessively strict on format. I noticed some debators use narrative-style to debate rather than giving strict heading to each and every category of argument they give.

Does the style in which I debate help to make debate more clear?

I welcome those who debated agasint me or saw my debates.

I tend to disagree with Lannan. On complicated resolutions it makes it helpful when keeping track of the arguments to have them arranged with a heading.
Corrected.
larztheloser
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1/2/2013 4:02:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think different styles work well for different debaters. Every debater needs to learn to find their own convincing "voice". If I was to try to imitate Martin Luther King in my speeches, I'd probably sound like an idiot.

At 1/2/2013 1:04:48 PM, DudeWithoutTheE wrote:
I prefer your style. It's closer to what I'm used to (British Parliamentary) and easier to identify the clash. With narrative debating, it can be hard to see what's aimed at what.

Hooray for more debaters who know BP being on this site! Although I use a lot of narrative when I'm doing BP esp. in opening - it actually makes arguments more memorable. You're right about needing to be careful with structure though.