Emily Nelson Paradigm
Last changed 20 August 2021 11:02 AM EST
Debate is an intellectual expression of the arts of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
A strong debater presents well organized intellectual content that rises to the level of artful expressive and receptive communication.
The flow of the debate should be simple for me, or any other judge, to record if the debtor's content is smoothly and sisinkly presented. The debateor(s) with strongest content will earn the ballot. The artistic use of speaking, reading, writing, and listening add tremendous strength to any public speaking opportunity but the refined use of these tools move the expression of different points of view from a week discussion or argument to the classical delusion found in all forms of debate.
If you are speaking faster than I can write, I'll put my pencil down so I can listen intently. At this point it would be wise for a debator to speak more slowly. Then I could return to flowing the debate so I have this documentation to review when completing the ballot and make the decision.
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