As many of you prepare for crucial post-season tournaments, the pressure to perform well can start to get to you. Unfortunately, sometimes this causes debaters to decide to try out some sneaky tactics in an attempt to gain an advantage. Today we’re going to take a look at this by introducing you to the “shady six”: six behaviors that you should absolutely NOT do if you want to be a serious, champion-quality debater. [..]
Recently, we brought you a list of summer debate camps offering low-cost tuition and scholarships. Today, we’re pleased to bring you a new opportunity to reduce the financial burdens of debate. The Champion Briefs Foundation has just announced that it will be distributing FOUR $250 scholarships to debaters to use towards camp tuition, the cost of attending Nationals, or private coaching sessions.
To apply, all you have to do is go here and upload a video of yourself answering the question “How has Speech and Debate prepared you for life after high school?” along with some information about you. The deadline is May 1, so apply today!
Recipients of this scholarship will be selected by an objective committee and notified by May 15, 2014.
Here at Debate Central, we know how helpful it is to attend summer debate camp. Camps give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience, run practice rounds, research next year’s topic(s), and receive feedback from some of the country’s best debate minds. Attending camp is one of the best way to ensure your performance doesn’t slip over summer vacation. Unfortunately, camp can also be extremely expensive. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to attend a high-quality debate camp, regardless of financial means. That’s why we’ve prepared this list of camps that are low-cost, offer scholarship assistance, or both! Check it out below. [..]
Earlier this week, we brought you our guide to the pro side of the April Public Forum resolution. Today, it’s time for the con! Download the guide below the fold, and find strategy tips and free evidence to help you build the best possible case for debating “Resolved: Prioritizing economic development over environmental protection is in the best interest of the people of India.” [..]
Just in time for your April tournaments, here’s our new guide to the current Public Forum topic: “Resolved: Prioritizing economic development over
environmental protection is in the best interest of the people of India.” It’s chock-full of all the key information, strategy advice, and free evidence you need to get started building a winning pro case. Come and get it! [..]
Today’s free card is for all the CXers out there. It is a piece of evidence arguing that the United States has failed to engage or invest in Latin America, resulting in an absence of American leadership in the region. This has made it possible for outside powers to increase their power and influence in Latin America, including adversaries such as China, Russia, and Iran. [..]