How to "Roast" Students
I'm aware that many Southern California advisors "roast" their delegates in order to prepare them for conferences. Specifically, delegates give a speech/presentation on the topic, their position, and possible solutions. The advisors and other teammates then ask questions in order to evaluate research. If the delegate has done proper research then they'll be able to handle the questions, otherwise the gaps in their knowledge will show. This is supposed to be a very "Socratic" approach to Model UN.
We're just starting to do this at my school and I was wondering if advisors have any tips on how to go about "roasting" their students?
Ryan: These are generic areas we use to ferret if our delegates are actually researching or relying on the shovel for debate. Detail on topics is key also but this requires advisors to be very topic knowledgeable in many areas. If they are not then it is reallly hard to hold their delegates accountable for quality preparation.
Originally Posted by Ryan
How do you run a caucus
Tell me about your chair, prep , quality or lack of in pos paper, plagarised, major, MUN experience, high school
Chair is not calling on you?
Key nation out of policy?
Bad chair , how to handle
Create controversy then create solutions
Elements of a good handout / laminate
What is hamburger?
How to get yields?
How to deal with bad reso/amend
Stealing your ideas
Best research info Actual current UN material / resolutions that supports
Tell, me about your partners topic
Latest conventions / meetings UN , NGOs
Education , how to combat, proper definition of
Best reso ideas potential ammendments ?
Fantasy or word of mouth solutions
Goals for conference
Style of debate
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU DONT SPEAK FIRST?
How do you take a stance?
Hope this helps
Thanks Bob, these are very helpful. It seems ideal for an advisor to be knowledgeable across each of his or her delegates' topics, although difficult to do especially for a new advisor or a teacher with little background in social studies. I suppose if you have experienced head delegates you can have them lead roasts. Otherwise this seems like a potential BD article/project: how to help advisors become topic knowledgeable.
There must be add a course of presentation or emcee in their course.It will create confidence with knowledge in the students which is very essential to move and speak in the conferences like this.