Since the creation of Communication Analysis/Rhetorical Criticism as an event in competitive college forensics, forensic research has critiqued the depth of analysis in Communication Analysis/Rhetorical Criticism speeches, with many arguing that effective analysis was impossible due to the ten-minute time limit. Considering this criticism, spanning three decades, I argue time has come for an increase to the time limit, allowing students to more effectively analyze artifacts, to better understand the methodology they employ, and to make changes to the structure of their speeches in response to the critiques of other scholars. Such a change would increase the educational impact of the event and address concerns that have long been discussed.
Benham, J. (2016). Limited Time: Meeting Judge Expectations and Pedagogical Standards in Rhetorical Criticism. National Forensic Journal, 34(1). https://doi.org/10.56816/0749-1042.1036