If you’re talented enough to be attending this year’s 2016 NSDA Nationals in Public Forum debate, the resolution you’ll face in Salt Lake City will be:

“Resolved: On balance, a one-day national primary would be more beneficial for the United States than our current presidential primary process.”

 

 

Our free breakdown of the Nationals resolution contains lots of strategic advice, expert tips, and ready-to-use evidence covering all of the key issues for both the affirmative and negative sides of the One-Day National Presidential Primary Reform debate.

 

Make sure you’re ready to win those PF rounds at Nationals! Find our topic analysis below.

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Headed to debate Nationals this summer?

 

The National Speech and Debate Association has just released the resolutions debaters will be using at the 2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament, to be held this June in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

NATS 2016 TOPICS

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If you are having trouble viewing the image, the resolutions are:

Public Forum Debate- Resolved: On balance, a one-day national primary would be more beneficial for the United States than our current presidential primary process. (Free topic guide)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate- Resolved: Immigration ought to be recognized as a human right. (Free topic guide coming soon)

Cross-Examination/Policy Debate- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.


 

Debate Central will be releasing our topic guides for the new PF and LD resolutions within the next few days, so be sure to check back! CXers, don’t forget to check out our resources for the policy topic, as well!

 

In the meantime, check out our Top 5 Tips for Succeeding at NSDA Nationals!

 

What do you think of these topics? Are you excited to debate them? Tell us in the comments!

 

Regardless of your skill level, preferred argument style, or debate event, all debaters can benefit from attending summer debate camp!

 

Debate camp provides numerous benefits. The time you spend improving this summer can pay off enormously during next year’s competitions. Attending camp provides the chance to learn from a new set of coaches, get a head-start on your research for next season’s topic(s), and have a ton of fun with other debaters from around the nation!

 

summer debate camp students

 

Here at Debate Central, we believe that the debate camp experience should be available to everybody, regardless of financial means.

 

That’s why we have prepared this list of summer debate institutes which offer low-cost tuition (in comparison to the average), scholarship opportunities, or both! With camps for every event at nearly every price point, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

 

summer debate camp student group

 

Below, you will find our master list, organized alphabetically by camp name. It includes location, debate events offered, dates, cost, and scholarship availability. For further information, or to apply, click on the camp name to be taken directly to its website. You can also write to the camp contact provided at the bottom of each listing.

 

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Public Forum debaters will spend March 2016 addressing a resolution asking them to consider whether the United States should withdraw its military presence from the Japanese island of Okinawa.

okinawa

 

International relations resolutions are always especially tricky, due to their inclusion of a variety of complex interests. Not to worry, though, because we’re going to help you write the best possible cases for both sides, using this free guide!

 

Our topic analysis contains tons of free evidence for both pro and con, plenty of strategic tips from our experts, and a full breakdown of the March PF resolution,

“Resolved: The United States should withdraw its military presence from Okinawa.”

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The Public Forum debate resolution for February 2016 asks debaters to consider whether or not the United States federal government should combat climate change by implementing a tax on carbon emissions.

 

This is a challenging topic filled with complex scientific, technical, and legal considerations. That’s why we’ve prepared this free guide to help you write your best cases yet!

 

Our topic analysis contains tons of free evidence for both pro and con, plenty of strategic tips from our experts, and a full breakdown of the February PF resolution, “Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a carbon tax.” 

 

Get it now!

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