Speech and Debate 2018-2019:
If you are interested in speech or debate,
come after school on Mondays or Wednesdays!
Regular meetings take place on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the school year. All meetings will begin at 4pm in room 613. Meetings generally last about an hour, depending on the material covered/research to be completed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Nielsen via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see descriptions below for crash courses that will take place throughout September for new and interested members.
Looking forward to a fantastic season!!
September 2017 Workshops:
The team captains and members will be running "crash courses" to set up new and interested members up with basics and to help debaters and speakers decide which type of debate or area of speech they are interested in.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 9/6: Meet & Greet Info Session
We will go over the basics of what is included in all types of debate and the purpose of each piece, the different leagues in which our team participates, as well as the tentative season calendar. Discussion and expectations of tournament days and requirements to attend tournaments and dues.
Monday 9/11: Policy Debate Crash Course
Team captains will go more in depth on the structure of policy debate, how to do research, and how to prepare. Any extra time can be used to begin preparing using the resolution.
Wednesday 9/13: Speech Crash Course
Mrs. Nielsen and the Speech Captain will talk about the different areas of speech available for competition, the general rules for all of them. We will watch examples of types of speeches that students are interested in.
Monday 9/18: Lincoln-Douglas (LD) Crash Course
Team captains will go more in depth on the structure of LD, how to conduct research, and how to prepare arguments. Any extra time can be used to begin preparing using the resolution.
Wednesday 9/20: Public Forum (PF) Crash Course
Team captains will go in depth on the structure of PF, how and what to research, and how to prepare arguments. Extra time can be used to prepare using the announced resolution.