Debates begin tomorrow. Here is a fresher on the rubric:
Things to consider when preparing your argument:
1. Plan the pacing of your argument well, so it flows and makes sense. Think about your intonations and how you want things to sound. This is part of being a good speaker.
2. Your presentation is persuasive. Avoid standing up there like a robot, part of this grade is your ability to be charismatic and suave.
3. Time yourself. If you go beyond 5 minutes, I will stop you. If you are as short as a minute, you will be penalized.
4. Class participation. You are graded on how well you answer the class’s questions. (There will be a time limit to this section.)
This is the seventh year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman. It is her eighth year at Thornton.