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kasmic
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6/2/2015 4:46:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
General Assessment: Please rate me on the following from 1-5

A: Skill as a debater

1. Ability to present an argument ( )
2. Ability to present strong rebuttals ( )
3. Ability to sway voters ( )
4. Ability to be convincing ( )

B: Character

1. Ability to be a good sport
2. Ability to take a loss graciously

What are two things that I should focus on to improve as a debater?

1:
2:

What is my strongest category? i.e. politics, philosophy, religion etc.

What is my weakest category?

Thanks for the feedback!
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Skynet
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6/5/2015 11:04:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2015 12:22:23 PM, kasmic wrote:
Seriously, I could use some feedback....

Try asking the people you debated.
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Wylted
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6/6/2015 4:20:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/2/2015 4:46:01 PM, kasmic wrote:
General Assessment: Please rate me on the following from 1-5

A: Skill as a debater

1. Ability to present an argument ( )

3.

2. Ability to present strong rebuttals ( )

1. You need to really work on understanding your opponents arguments as well as rebuttals.

3. Ability to sway voters ( )
4. Ability to be convincing ( )

Nobody has the ability to sway or convince bullheaded fools.

B: Character

1. Ability to be a good sport
2. Ability to take a loss graciously


Great character in my opinion.

What are two things that I should focus on to improve as a debater?

1: understanding your opponents arguments, which help you answer their rebuttals and rebut their arguments more effectively.

2: take the time to develop your arguments more, but not as important as understanding your opponents

What is my strongest category? i.e. politics, philosophy, religion etc.

What is my weakest category?

Thanks for the feedback!
philochristos
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6/6/2015 7:47:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2015 12:22:23 PM, kasmic wrote:
Seriously, I could use some feedback....

Maybe you should link to one of your debates that you think is representative of your skill, and we can read that and judge you based on it.
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kasmic
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6/6/2015 9:28:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 7:47:46 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 6/3/2015 12:22:23 PM, kasmic wrote:
Seriously, I could use some feedback....

Maybe you should link to one of your debates that you think is representative of your skill, and we can read that and judge you based on it.

http://www.debate.org...
"Liberalism Defined" http://www.debate.org...
"The Social Contract" http://www.debate.org...
"Intro to IR An Open Discussion" http://www.debate.org...

Check out my website, the Sensible Soapbox http://www.sensiblesoapbox.com...
My latest article: http://www.sensiblesoapbox.com...