Updated CMSDL Format

Following the discussion at Saturday’s professional development training at Loyola, coaches agreed that in order to facilitate more line-by-line debate and not have debaters feel overwhelmed in speeches like the 1AR, that we would extend rebuttals to 3.5 minutes each from last year’s 3 minutes. We’ll re-evaluate the results after the season and seek further coach feedback, but the idea is to improve the quality and depth of rebuttal speeches.

You can see revised speech times on the CMSDL Format Primer.

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