Point inflation and judge ratings

Lisa K. Heller lheller
Tue Feb 2 14:40:58 CST 1999


Another solution would be to CHANGE the rating system. Nothing is stopping
an individual tournament from changing to a 100 point scale, and then
handing out a sheet indicating the STANDARDS for a 90 to 100 rating.

The current rating system is completely inadequate. The small scale does
not accurately reflect the quality of the debaters - it's arbitrary and has
no standards. We demand standards for topicality - why not for speaker points?

lisa

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how
      to surf."      Zen saying

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Lisa K. Heller
Instructor of Speech
Dept of Speech Communication
University of Richmond
Phone: (804) 289-8269
e-mail: lheller at richmond.edu
fax: (804) 287-6496
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