A turncoat is a form of debate where the speaker literally debates against oneself. The speaker starts by taking a stance on the topic and switches sided after a specific duration of time. In this style of debating, the same speaker shifts allegiance between "for" and "against" the motion. It is a solo contest, unlike other debating forms. In a turncoat format, the emphasis is one transition, the strength of argument and balancing of opinions.
Date : 01-Mar-2020
Time : 10:00:00
1. All students in graduation from all course of any year are eligible to participate in this debate.
II. RULES AND REGULATIONS:
1. The motion for the first round will be released 3 days before the competition.
2. The speaker
is required to speak from both sides.
3. A total of 6 minutes is given to each speaker. The break-up of the speech shall be:
a) For the motion: 2.5 minutes
b) Against the motion: 2.5 minutes
c) Conclusion: 1 minute
4. The participants are required to adhere to the time limit.
5. The medium of debate shall be strictly English.
For accommodation the participant has to pay an amount of 900/- for a day.
IV. MARKING SCHEME
1. The Participants will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria :-
a) Manner (100)
b) Matter (100)
c) Method (100)
i. A participation certificate will be given to all participants.
ii. Best Speaker: Rs.5000/- with Trophy and a certificate of appreciation.
iii. Runners up: Rs. 3000/- with Trophy and a certificate of appreciation.
E-mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org