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Judging of the debate is heavily based on the use of the value to support the team's position and effective reasoning in relating the value to the topic at hand.  Points are also awarded based on analysis of the issue: Did the debater cover the most important issues to the topic?  Judges also look at effective rebuttals and evidence:  Did the speakers support their argument with facts and expert opinions?  Effective delivery is also a key component.  Debaters are rewarded for civil, communicative, organized arguments and penalized for rudeness and poor communication.



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