Resolution: Society should provide health care for illegal residents
Pro: Sophie, Seung Jae, Paul Con: Kelly, Lisa, Yeonjin
The resolution of this debate is “Society should provide health care for illegal residents.” Sophie, Seungjae, and Paul are on the Pro side. Kelly, Lisa, and Yeonjin are on the Con team. The pro side argues society should provide health care for illegal residents while the con side argues that we should only cure then enough to live and send them back to their own country, then they can continue getting health care there.
The pro side had well-sorted arguments and strong evidence. Also, they did strong POI’s. However, in the middle of the debate, on e speaker broke the rule and spoke in between a POI. Responding to the POI was another problem. However, sorting arguments and speaking voice was one of the strong points for the pro team. Their preparation was better than the con team, too.
The con team’s strongest points were POI’s and eye contact. Logical arguments were there, too. One of the strongest POI’s came from the con side, and they also responded well the the pro side’s POI’s. There was a lot of eye contact, too, especially the first speaker. One problem was the con side wasted too much time because of a little stuttering in the speech not able to find out what word to say. However, they still stated all of the arguments they meant to, so there was no problem in their structure of their speech. Logical arguments built up their points.
Pro and con both did well, but i think the con team did a better job in this debate. So, the winner is the con side.