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ERIC Number: ED182795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-29
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Innovation in Individual Events: Improving the Quality of Judging.
Benoit, Pamela; Benoit, William
Forensics judges rank students, determine the outcome of tournaments, and are in positions to give the contestants feedback that can help them learn. Several ideas that can help improve the quality of judging include: event rules should appear on the ballots, suggested criteria for judging should appear on the ballots, tournaments should use judging preference sheets, each contestant should receive an individual ballot with criticisms and suggestions, coaches should experiment with varied tournament formats that increase feedback to the student, speech departments at the university level should train students to be competent coaches and judges, workshops should be held to provide informal instruction to judges and coaches, and certification of judges should be encouraged. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Forensics
Note: Paper presented at the Indiana Speech Association Conference (Indianapolis, IN, October 29, 1977)