(return to Debate: Classroom Activities: Debate Ballots)

American Forensic Association Debate Ballot                    C

Division                                Round                       Room                  Date                  Judge                                     

Affirmative                                                                          Negative                                                                            

Check the column on each item which, on the following scale, best describes your evalutation of the speaker's effectiveness.

1-poor
2-fair
3-average
4-excellent
5-superior
1st Affirmative
2nd Affirmative
1st Negative
2nd Negative
1
2
3
4
5
         
         
         
         
         
         

Total                            

1
2
3
4
5
         
         
         
         
         
         

Total                            

Analysis
Reasoning
Evidence
Organization
Refutation
Delivery

 

1
2
3
4
5
         
         
         
         
         
         

Total                            

1
2
3
4
5
         
         
         
         
         
         

Total                            

Team Ratings: AFFIRMATIVE: poor fair average excellent superior
  NEGATIVE poor fair average excellent superior

Rank each debater in order of excellence (1st for best, 2nd for next best, etc.)

COMMENTS:
1st Aff. (name)                                                      Rank (    )
COMMENTS:
1st Neg. (name)                                                     Rank (    )
2nd Aff. (name)                                                     Rank (    ) 2nd Neg. (name)                                                    Rank (    )

In my opinion, the better debating was done by                                                                                    
                                                                                        (AFFIRMATIVE OR NEGATIVE)

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                         JUDGE'S SIGNATURE                                                               SCHOOL

From: Colburn, C. William. Strategies for Educational Debate. Boston: Holbrook Press, 1972, p. 203.