DEBATE RUBRIC

Category

Presidential Debates

The Senate Floor

Student Council Election

Not Yet

Score

4

3

2

1

Addresses
Issues

Always addresses
topic
Usually addresses topic Rarely addresses topic Did not address topic

Support with Facts

Uses many facts
that support topic
Uses some facts that support topic Uses few facts that support topic Does not use facts that support topic

Persuasiveness

Arguments clear and convincing Arguments are sometimes clear and convincing Arguments are rarely clear and convincing Arguments are never clear and convincing

Teamwork

Used team member effectively

Equal timing

One member does the talking 75% of the time One member does the talking 100% of the time No one talks

Organization

Electrifies audience in opening statement
Closure convinces audience
Grabs attention

Brings closure to the debate

Introduces topic and brings some closure to the debate Does not introduce topic; no closure

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