Dean's Cup Grading Criteria

This is the grading criteria that we will be using for the Dean's Cup. The total score is 30.

  • Attend the debate = 3 points
  • Ask and Accept POI = 0.5 each (a maximum of 1 point, Reply Speaker must ask 2 Points of Information)
  • Speech above 3 minutes = +1
  • Speech above 4 minutes = +2
  • Speech above 5 minutes (but less than 5.30) = +3
  • Speech above 5.30 minutes = +1
    • For Reply Speakers 
    • Above 2 minutes = +1
    • Above 2.30 minutes = +2
    • Above 3 minutes = +3
    • Above 3.30 minutes = +1
  • *Minimum Speech Quality = 3 points

Total = 10 points

If you do this across 3 debates, you will get 30 points.

*To understand what Minimum Speech Quality is, refer to the Dean's Cup Evaluation Ballot that is attached below. You need to achieve the minimum score for questions 1 to 6, meaning avoid getting NO for questions 1 to 4, and avoid YES for questions 5 and 6.

There are also bonus scores to give you an incentive to put some effort into your debating. For each debate, the judges will choose two Best Speakers.

  • Win the debate = +1 for every speaker in the team
  • Best speaker = +0.5
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