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Found 7 results

  1. amitpop

    Debating at Vanderbilt

    Hey everyone, My name is Amit and I'm currently a rising senior at Vanderbilt. I've been pretty detached from the high school community this year, but I wanted to ask and see if any of y'all are coming to Vandy in the fall and are interested in debate. We have a pretty competitive program and have traveled to every national tournament and a variety of regional ones in the past with no sign of changing. We had a first-round a couple of years ago and had a team at the NDT this past year, so we'd love some first-years to help the team grow. If any of you will be attending Vandy or if you know someone who is, please feel free to reach out to me. Thanks, Amit
  2. Here is a direct link to a permanent posting on CEDA Forums of both Seifudein Adem and William Spanos' speech delivered at the 2016 NDT opening ceremony at Binghamton University. It also includes the link to the stream of the event. Good luck to all the competitors in the morning! http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php/topic,6851.0.html
  3. Need to learn how 2 go for security, some1 please post high-level round
  4. 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
  5. Here is a direct link to a permanent posting on CEDA Forums of both Seifudein Adem and William Spanos' speech delivered at the 2016 NDT opening ceremony at Binghamton University. It also includes the link to the stream of the event. Good luck to all the competitors in the morning! http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php/topic,6851.0.html
  6. Nonegfiat

    Debate in College

    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!
  7. redorc19

    Ndt semis round -Michigan vs Kansas

    Does anyone know what happened /was read in this round that was there or who knows someone who was? It must have been a really interesting K debate
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