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November 13, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Random reflections on framework and what it does

Framework is just a specification of:
1. what is most important
2. the purpose of the activity and the overall act of judging
3. how the judge should evaluate the debate or the role or perspective they should take

All 3 of these work together. Note, you don’t have to specify all 3, but I would guess that the team that wins 3 of the above…has a HUGE advantage in terms of the rest of the debate.

However, some people believe that the neg. running framework versus a critical affirmative doesn’t make sense, because this is often where the affirmative performative/critical team gets alot of their offense. Not sure where I stand on that issue. Often in their affirmative they are already making these claims……so its tough to get out of it. And you can kick out of it in the block or the 2nr…..if executed well…..and assuming they are just flat out beating you on the issue & you want to devote time & attention elsewhere.


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  1. compassioninpolitics / Nov 13 2012 3:31 am

    Here are some other framework smatterings from the3nr blog:

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