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 Post subject: British Parli
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:43 pm 
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I’ve heard about British Parli in college before, but don’t know how it works. It sounds interesting. Could someone provide some basic info on it please? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: British Parli
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:06 pm 
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I hate saying this, but the Wikipedia entry is reasonably sound.


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 Post subject: Re: British Parli
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:25 pm 
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btw PHC participates in this pretty heavily. North East and Europe are the primary competition locations.

Bottom line pros and cons of British Parli in my opinion:

PRO: More related to real life skills. Debaters focus on actually communicating and hitting topics square on as they are meant to be discussed (these are actually criteria of sorts)

CON: Lack of refutation. Debaters each have only a single speech and try to "stand out," rather than ensure proper depth has been provided on a given decision point – linear flowing doesn't happen

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 Post subject: Re: British Parli
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:07 am 
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The lack of direct refutation can be annoying sometimes, but I wouldn't say it's entirely gone. I've found that what separates the good from the best in BP is the ability to actually respond to everything without speaking robotically. In the best BP rounds, everything but the dumbest arguments are discussed and refuted. The system does, however, force you to analyze the arguments as part of a greater whole--in that sense BP encourages more nuanced refutation over direct refutation.

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