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!
Session 1- August 9th, 2014
Session 2- September 20th, 2014
Registration 9am-10am, Workshops 10am-4pm
University of Texas- Dallas. Come check out a college campus with it’s own successful debate program — right here in DFW!
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:
(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.
Here at Debate Central, we’re committed to bringing you top-quality debate resources that you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why we have commissioned a special paper by a leading environmental economist on the 2014-2014 policy/CX debate topic: “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.” This paper takes a look at the relationship between economic theory and the resolution, in order to provide you with brand new evidence that is completely topic-specific!
This year’s expert is Dr. Michael D. Stroup, a professor of economics at Stephen F. Austin State University and noted research expert on the intersection between economics and environmental quality. Find it below the fold! [..]
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. [..]
Here at Debate Central, we believe that part of what makes debate great is its community. We are committed to using the best technology available to bring debaters together to communicate, collaborate, and learn. That is why we have made the decision to retire the Debate Central forums as of this Friday (June 6, 2014), in order to encourage conversations to take place on the social media platforms you already use.
So, let’s be friends! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. Then, share your debate questions, comments, funny debate jokes, or whatever else you feel like. Rather than waiting for a reply on a standalone message board, we’ll use the magic of social media to make sure your fellow debaters are able to see your input, share it with others, and collaborate in minutes, instead of days. Thousands of other debaters from across the country are already involved—you should be, too!
As always, you can also always send your private questions and cases to us for quick, confidential, personalized feedback. If you email us, we’ll get back to you with a detailed response within three business days (and usually, we’ll reply even sooner than that).
Do you have thoughts on how to make Debate Central more helpful to you? Let us know. We might just use your idea!
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. [..]
Headed to Nationals in Public Forum, but feeling overwhelmed by the huge size of the resolution? Debate Central to the rescue, with the most thorough guide available to the 2014 Nationals PF topic, “Resolved: NATO should strengthen its relationship with Ukraine in order to deter further Russian aggression.” We’ve got you covered. Check out the pro guide today, complete with an introduction to the resolution’s key concepts, historical background, key news items to watch, strategy advice, and– of course– free evidence. And stay tuned for the con guide, out soon! [..]
Last week, we brought you the affirmative guide to the 2014 LD Nationals resolution. Now, go check out our guide to debating the negative side of the topic “Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens.” In it, you’ll find all the topic background information, strategic advice, and free evidence that you need to build a Nationals-caliber Lincoln-Douglas case! [..]