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what are all the different college leagues? I know my schools a AA school, and I know isnt attending all the same tourneys as some other schools.

 

also, does anyone have a college tourney schedule anywhere?

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Here's a question,

 

I come from a small school and I'm not an overtly competative debater, which is to say I'm not going to the TOC anytime soon. Is there still any point in me attempting to join a college debate team?

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Yes. Just because you aren't the most competitive or aren't going to the TOC doesn't mean jack. There have been debaters who started in college and have made it to elims at the NDT. If you like debate than keep doing it.

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Not that often, but if you've participated in any kind of high speed debate where kritiks are accepted than adapting to college is very dooable. Even if you're used to slow speed persuasive debate, you can make the change, it just takes more work.

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I know I'm just repeating cliches here, but a good fast team will usually defeat a good slow team.

 

If you were slow in high school, it's of little importance. Speaking quickly is easily achieved through practice. I've heard that Scott Phillips was one of the fastest debaters of our time, and he debated in a slower circuit in high school. The same is true of Michael Gottlieb, who was twice the NDT's top speaker. Chris Crowe, who was this year's CEDA debater of the year, is another example.

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can any school attend any tourney, or are there different leagues?

 

 

and thanks whoever for the unnamed.warranted red rep for my last post. that makes you really cool.

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can any school attend any tourney, or are there different leagues?

There are different leagues and they have different rules about what schools can and cannot go to them. For example, one has to be from a UIL school to go to a UIL tournament (UIL is a leage only in Texas) so someone from Washington wouldn't be able to go to one of thier tournaments (unless they made special arrangements or something). As far as the other leages, it just depends on which organization is running it. Most are fairly open.

 

and thanks whoever for the unnamed.warranted red rep for my last post. that makes you really cool.

Yeah, I love when people do that. It makes them rock.

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being conscious, less egotistical, and aware of my ignorance and biases. the ability to deconstruct myself and others. knowing that learning is based on experience, not blankly reading text. going to college or choosing to debate in college in the first place.

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Are you saying you can debate slowly on any circuit and still be succsessful?

 

I just went to my first college tournament this past weekend and did alright and I was slower than slow. Tommy knows this, as does Wes at your school. You can debate however you want you just have to back it up.

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