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  1. Who are some good performance teams who are non-topical (specifically on neg) who I can look at their wiki for ideas on what to include in my future performances?
  2. Title says it all, if I do decide to go to a school that has college policy (I have a few on my list, and I like them all for reasons other than having debate), will it be a rather large transition? Is it a lot of work, so much that it would detract from my schoolwork? (and if anyone is wondering, the main schools with debate I'm looking at are Cornell and Binghamton)
  3. The NYU CEDA team is very interested in identifying incoming first-years with extensive experience in public forum debate and policy debate. If you are a debater and wish to join an award-winning team with over 20 returning members, an extensive travel schedule and unique on-campus opportunities, contact us ASAP. We can be reached by FB message at https://www.facebook.com/nyuceda/ or you can email the PR Officer, Erin, at ems721@nyu.edu. We have 16 students in the Big Apple this summer already cutting cards, holding practice rounds, working with coaches and generating args on the new topic. Our first fall recruitment meeting will be Wednesday, September 7th, the same day as the NYU Club Fair, but we'd like to be in touch with promising stars beforehand, if possible.
  4. Hey everyone, so I'm a senior in high school, which may be a bit surprising since I've asked some pretty novice-level questions on this site. As I've mentioned before, I'm trying to start a policy team at my school, and this is the first year we've really been able to make anything work. I've had to come to grips with the fact that I'm probably never going to make it to the TOC or even break at a bid tournament, being that I only have one year to do policy. That just isn't enough time for anyone to become truly good, much less someone with our lack or resources and support So as I've been applying to colleges, an important part of that process has been finding a school with a policy team where I can make something out of my debate career. This year has been a blast, but it can't be all there is. I just haven't had my fill of policy. I feel like I'm only getting started but the future is uncertain. Would anyone be willing to give me an introduction to how policy debate works in college and how it's different from high school? Here's what (i think) i know so far plus some questions I have: -obviously, speech times are different. 9/6 as opposed to 8/5. big whoop, i'll get used to that -from checking out tournaments on tabroom, it seems like policy is less popular in college than it is in high school. tournaments appears to be smaller and there appears to be fewer of them. It also seems like most college debate teams do APDA/NPDA instead, which is parli (not interested, no offense to anyone who does and enjoys parli) Is that valid? -it seems like you're way more likely to hit K teams in college than in high school. Watching rounds on DebateStream, i've almost never seen one that's straight policy on both sides. Is this an accurate representation of college debate? -it seems like the NDT is the college equivalent to the TOC, but I have no idea how one qualifies to the NDT. Does it work the same way people get bids in high school? -I know CEDA is a thing, and that it uses the same resolution as the NDT, but is it merged with the NDT or does it run its own tournament? -are there local/league tournaments like in high school which are lower competition and don't offer bids? -how many tournaments a year do teams typically attend? I know it varies widely by team, but across the board to teams go to fewer tournaments than in high school? -what is ADA and how does it relate to NDT/CEDA? They say on their website that one of their core tenants is that "Debate is a persuasive, oral communication activity in which debaters assume the obligation to communicate reasons for positions taken in a manner that is coherent, intelligible, and consistent with the limitations on human speech and listening." Does this mean there's a significant number of college teams that focus on ADA tournaments and practice slow, low tech policy? Because that's no fun I know this is a lot, but i'm hoping someone be willing to help me get a sense of how this all works thanks!
  5. I'm posting this here as well for maximum potential exposure. Hey everyone, my name is Peter Heft and I'm a senior at Bexley High School and am currently looking at Denison University, Ohio. Are there any other cross-xers that are considering Denison? I ask because, if there is another interested party, I intend to start a team.
  6. What, in your opinion, are the best teams for high school and college in the Great Lakes? Policy and LD.
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    Did anyone know that KCKCC offers full ride scholarships for debaters? I heard KCKCC also got 10th at nationals in sweepstakes this year. And Brian and Matt from kckcc were in octas, Katie and Alex were in dubs and Katie got 9th speaker. Kckcc sounds like an awesome place to debate!
  8. The NYU CEDA team is very interested in identifying incoming first-years with extensive experience in public forum debate and policy debate. If you are a debater and wish to join an award-winning team with over 20 returning members, an extensive travel schedule and unique on-campus opportunities, contact us ASAP. We can be reached by FB message at https://www.facebook.com/nyuceda/ or you can email the PR Officer, Erin, at ems721@nyu.edu. We have 16 students in the Big Apple this summer already cutting cards, holding practice rounds, working with coaches and generating args on the new topic. Our first fall recruitment meeting will be Wednesday, September 7th, the same day as the NYU Club Fair, but we'd like to be in touch with promising stars beforehand, if possible.
  9. We've had a couple of scholarships open up in the last week, so I want to reach out to anyone who is still undecided for fall 2015 (obviously we are also recruiting for 2016 and beyond). Our online scholarship application is here: http://debate.missouristate.edu/scholarship.htm Although OOS waivers are tied to the College of Arts & Letters, we've historically had success in securing those for debaters. Our primary format is NDT debate. We travel to nearly all majors, and have cleared at all of them in recent years. We've had 6 separate debaters receive 1st rounds in the past decade - those debaters collectively had one win at the ToC, which means they developed after coming to our campus. Our the past decade, our NDT debaters have had a 97% graduation rate, 70% grad/law school attendance rate, and an average GPA over 3.5. We are focused on the success of our debaters AFTER they graduate, not just tournament success. I've attached our recruiting booklet. We've recently added NFA-LD. Although the scholarship support is more limited, so are the expectations. Those doing only NFA-LD attend only 2 tournaments a semester (NDT norm is 5-ish), and it facilitates two groups: (a) those who want a commitment level lower than NDT and ( those with very limited experience with policy debate who want to start with case/DA debate, since starting with that, plus conditional CP's and lots of K's can be an entry barrier. We also support local debate, including a middle school program and two on-campus high school tournaments (plus a mid-sized summer institute). Happy to talk more via email, both for 2015 graduates and future recruits! Dr. Eric Morris Missouri State
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