So how do you cope when you’re asked to adjudicate a debate and has never done it ever before? Deciding who wins and coming up with the most effective oral feedback is nerve wrecking enough. How does anyone decide the rank of four teams and come around with the intellect to cook up with a reasonable oral adjudication for all four of them. Insane. No, really, I use to adjudicate at the Worlds and it gives me quite a damage to my brain.
But then, I’ve read that the Adjudication Core of the DLSU Worlds 2012 are introducing webinars related to adjudication. My favorite feature is the video of the oral adjudication – a reasonably good example on how should anyone’s oral adjudication sound and look like. This is perfect for me – people with no imagination and people who don’t bother thinking of what to say. This, then, is the holy grail. Check it out below.
Our hardworking DLSU Worlds Adjudication team will be producing webseminars on adjudication in the run up to WUDC in December in Manila. Here is the very first one — An Introduction to Adjudication. Web seminar 1 comes with slides on an introduction to adjudication and a video of a debate complete with oral adjudication from one our co-CA’s, Sam Block. So if you want to hear the A-team’s thoughts on adjudication issues, pick up some new methods of tracking debates, hear Sam’s oral adjudication and compare your notes with his, take the DLSU Worlds 2012 Webseminar 1. Enjoy!