This document is required reading for team members and parents. It explains how we operate, how we travel, etc.
And since we occasionally travel away from the local area, it is a requirement that parents complete the attached medical release forms for their students.
Start here, young debate Padawan.
There's a million ways to write cases; this will help with one of them.
The NFL's excellent introduction to LD. I'd look at this after the other introductions above.
This is not for rank beginners, but is aimed at students who already know a little bit about debate from their LD experience.
The Hen Hud Philosophical Handbook (aka the Hillary Duff). Some day I'll change the name of this to the Miley Cyrus. Anyhow, it's a fairly complete guide to the basic ethical philosophy underlying LD.
From Frenchman to Caveman Caveman takes up where Hlllary Duff (or Miley Cyrus) leaves off. Learn the sources of modern/postmodern thought/theory. Boggle your mind. Amaze your friends. Stupefy your opponents. The good news is that pomo isn't what it used to be in debate, but that doesn't render this history of art any less interesting.
Top Ten List for The Competitive Edge: There's not really ten of them, but if I had to impart the general wisdom of the ages, this would be it. Conceived in the 90s, revised in the 00s, it still lives roughly as it always did and, presumably, always will.
To sign up for the team, click HERE and put either the word "speech" or the word "debate" in the subject line.
The Hen Hud team schedule, including bus and lodging information. It is pretty good for all events in the region.
The Malcolm A. Bump Memorial Tournament in November at Hendrick Hudson High School. LD and PF, both Varsity and Novice divisions.
All about us: our recruiting pamphlet.
How to judge: How-to on all debate and speech events.
Jim Menick (debate) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Sponseller (IEs) email@example.com
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