Earlier this week, we posted our guide to debating the pro side of the November 2014 Public Forum debate resolution, “Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.” Today, we’re releasing the con side topic guide. It contains a discussion of key terms, strategy tips, and all the core evidence you need to build a winning con case. Get it now! [..]

 

The beginning of November means a new topic for Public Forum debaters! The current resolution is “Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.” This is a topic that touches on a number of interesting topics, including food safety, economic development, and the environment. Today, we’re releasing our pro-side topic guide to help you navigate this resolution and build a strong pro case. Find it below the fold! [..]

 

Want to get a jumpstart on the 2014-2015 season, and learn debate techniques from some of the best coaches in the DFW area, all for FREE? Join us at one of our Fall 2014 debate workshops!

Dates:

Session 1- August 9th, 2014

-OR-

Session 2- September 20th, 2014

Time:

Registration 9am-10am, Workshops 10am-4pm

Location:

University of Texas- Dallas. Come check out a college campus with it’s own successful debate program — right here in DFW!

Event Description:

Debate Central, in partnership with the University of Texas-Dallas, is hosting a FREE, day-long workshop in CX (two levels), LD, and PF (pending enrollment) debate!

Each session will cover skills, topic basics, and preparation, as well as include a free packet of practice evidence created by Debate Central experts! Workshops include day-long instruction as well as a provided lunch.

Any debater or team registered by the deadline is welcome to attend!

Workshops are taught by successful area coaches, including:

  • UNT Asst. Director of Debate Louie Petit
  • UTD Director of Debate Scott Herndon
  • UNT Director of Debate Brian Lain
  • 2011 CEDA National Champion Derek Ziegler
  • Director of Forensics at the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet & noted LD coach Kris Wright
  • Director of Debate at Southlake Carroll, Director of UNT’s Mean Green Debate Workshops, & Co-Owner of PFDebate.com Jason Sykes

Registration

Priority Deadlines: Session 1- August 4, Session 2- September 15

(If you miss the priority deadline, you are still welcome to attend. However, we encourage you to register ASAP to guarantee your participation.)

 

If you are registering as an individual: Please complete the registration form here

If you are registering as a team: If you would prefer to register as a group, coaches may email Rachel Stevens (Rachel DOT Stevens AT ncpa.org). Please include the number of students you wish to register in each event. Whenever feasible, please do this as soon as possible to guarantee appropriate planning, particularly in Public Forum.

 

Further logistical information will be provided upon registration.

Have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact Rachel Stevens: Rachel DOT Stevens AT ncpa.org

 

 

With NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association, formerly National Forensics League/NFL) Nationals coming up next week, Debate Central wants to help you be as prepared as possible. We interviewed a number of debaters who have done well at Nationals in years past, and today we’re sharing their best tips for success. [..]

 

Last week, we brought you our pro guide to the 2014 Nationals Public Forum topic, “Resolved: NATO should strengthen its relationship with Ukraine in order to deter further Russian aggression.” Today, we’re releasing our con guide. It contains an introduction to the resolution, discussion of key terms, plenty of strategic advice, and all of the free evidence you need to get starting building a top-notch  negative case. Find it below the fold. [..]

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