Learning from Mistakes

At the 2011 AGLOA National Tournament, one of the Elementary/Middle Propaganda examples caused controversy. A number of players and even coaches were upset that the Panel’s Answer was Appeal to Flattery when they had put Appeal to Prestige.

A student and his coach approached an AGLOA official to protest the example. After hearing what the example stated, the official explained the difference between Flattery and Prestige and why the Panel had chosen Flattery as the answer.

The point of this story is that the time immediately after a round of any of the games is fertile time for students to learn from their mistakes so that they don’t make them again in the future. Encourage players to discuss the shakes or questions after the round among themselves and with their coach.


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