New speech and debate resources inside - September 2018
New speech and debate resources inside - September 2018

Dear Student,

We're excited to begin the new speech and debate season! This monthly newsletter will bring you the latest resources, opportunities to get involved, and news from our community. Get started below!

Resource Roundup 

Check out the latest resources and prepare to compete!
2018 Final Rounds » The 2018 final round videos are available for Resource Package subscribers to view! To access videos, click here and select the Nationals filter block on the left. Not sure if you have a Resource Package? Ask your coach! 
Big Questions Debate » The 2018-2019 Big Questions Debate topic is, Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest. Get started with sample constructives for the affirmative and negative.
Extemp Practice Questions » In addition to the free Extemp questions we released for National Hispanic Heritage Month, you can access ten practice questions for both U.S. and International Extemporaneous Speaking. 
Events Guide » If you want to learn more about what makes a student successful in a particular event, take a look at our Competition Events Guide!  

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

We're excited to share our series of resources designed to help speech and debate teams celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! Special thanks to our partners at the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies for their work on this project. 
Poster Series » Commemorate the month at your school or recruit new members for your team with our posters featuring Hispanic/Latinx speech and debate coaches and alumni!
Competition Resources » Explore new practice resources for Congress, Extemp, and Impromptu!
Literature Collection » Looking for new literature for speech events? Take a look at the initial list of works in our collection or suggest others for us to add. 
Explore Hispanic Heritage Month Resources »

Meet Team USA 

The USA Debate Team is comprised of twelve NSDA students from across the country who represent the United States in international competition. We're proud to announce the 2018-2019 USA Debate Team and Development Team!

Earn More Points with Service in the Honor Society

Did you know that in addition to earning points through competition, you can receive honor society points for service activities like judging a novice or middle school round? Check out the full list of opportunities to earn honor society points here!

College Corner 

Scholarships » Speech and debate skills can help with several aspects of transitioning to college, including writing a great application and demonstrating readiness for college-level work. If you plan to continue speech and debate competition after high school, you can explore our list of scholarships available for college participation!
Applications » Admissions officers report that students who list their membership in the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society on their college applications stand out in the admissions process! Be sure to include your membership when you apply. 
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