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A lot of good advice here, but this first tip strikes me as right on!
You don’t need to be a top level debater in high school to be successful in college debate. If you have any interest in trying college debate, try it. Many very successful college debaters had very limited high school careers.
via 10 tips for rising seniors from college debate directors | HS Impact.
H/T – the new #HSdebate blog HSimpact
Data seems to be from the Michigan Debate Workshops – the authors seem to be “marc” and “danny” – check it out here.
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Preseason Anxiety can strike at any time. This sufferer has not yet recovered.
August is a tough time for debaters, in both high school and college. Debate camp is over. “Real” school is about to start again. But what causes us to lose the most sleep, more than even what to wear on the first day of class, is the total uncertainty of predicting what this season’s debate topic will bring.
Very cool video & write up from the HISD about last week’s HUDL institute featuring a cameo from UH Senior policy debater Eric Lanning
“I’m passionate about debate, and I’m just really happy about the knowledge and skills I got from some of the best mentors in the country,” said Rachelle Spann, 12th grade camp participant. “HUDL is a phenomenal program. I would recommend it to anyone.”
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via HISD, Houston Urban Debate League Host Summer Debate Camp | News Blog.
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We’re getting excited and ready for the Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL) Summer workshop coming up next week (7/29-8/2)!
Check out some of the resources we’ve put together for the institute:
Learning Tools –
Memrise Course – Available Here
Mexico Ports of Entry Aff – Improves infrastructure at US-Mexico border ports, advantage: Economy
Mexico Ports of Entry Neg – Answers aff, includes maquiladora turn
China Disadvantage – China is increasing their economic influence with Mexico, US engagement crowds them out, Destroys the Chinese Economy, War
Relations Advantage Aff/Neg – An additional advantage for the ports aff
States Counterplan – The 50 states (or perhaps the border states) improve border infrastructure, which actually has some evidentiary support.
Topicality – Economic Engagement isn’t Commerical Engagement, the plan is just facilitating Commerce
Trade Promotion Authority Politics Disad – Politics disadvantage at its best. Obama needs political capital to get trade promotion authority (“fast-track”) that’s key to the WTO. … Read More »