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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Presidential Debate Xtra Credit!

For Xtra Credit, check out the following assignment below:
Pres. Debate Doc.

For 4 A for the Day’s, answer as many questions below in as much detail as you can.  Debates are hard to follow & I don’t expect you to watch the entire debate.  Provide a brief summary of your answers and feel free to be as reflective as you want.  If you are unable to watch the debate, but can read an article from either CNN.com, FoxNews.com, ABCNews.com, AJC.com, NYTIMES.com or FiveThirtyEight.com you may do this instead of watching the debate.  Include any other details you would like to about the debates and what you saw/noticed.  Please submit this to me by Wednesday, Sept. 28.  Huzzah!
  1. What type of clothing were the candidates wearing? Color of suit/shirt/tie/dress/outfit etc.  Yes, this is actually important...
  2. What were some of the main topics discussed at the debate?
  3. Which question/topic do you think was the most important?
  4. A debate moderator’s role is to act as a neutral participant in a debate, to hold participants to time limits and to try to keep them from straying off the topic of the questions being raised in the debate. Do you think the moderator in this debate fulfilled this role?
  5. Do you think the questions chosen by the moderator helped viewers understand the candidates’ positions on the issues?
  6. Do you think the moderator’s questions were fair to every candidate?
  7. Did the candidates attack each other?
  8. Did the candidates interrupt each other?
  9. After watching the debate, what was the one line or statement that stuck with you more than anything?
  10. Who do you think “won” the debate?