October 2015 | A monthly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Preparation is key to success. As tournament season ramps up, stay ahead of the game with these great resources, tips, and more!
Policy Debate Topic Selection » Students can vote online to help select the 2016-17 Policy Debate resolution! To access the link, visit www.speechanddebate.org/topics and follow the online ballot instructions. The two most preferred topic areas will be placed on a second online ballot in November. To download a synopsis of the five problem areas, click here. Voting ends October 15 at 4:00 p.m. CT.
American Legion Oratorical Contest »Are you looking for scholarship opportunities? Get involved with the American Legion's annual Oratorical Contest! The overall national contest winner receives an $18,000 scholarship! All contests start at the local post level in late October or November. Visit www.legion.org/oratorical to learn more!
ACCESS YOUR RESOURCES
LD Topic Analysis »Learn more about the November/December LD topic from New York debate coach Aracelis Biel. Access her topic analysis on jury nullification by logging in to your dashboard!
Interp Video » Did you see our recent video on the Top 5 Tips for Interp? Learn from some of the top coaches around the country by clicking here!
World Schools Topics »New this year, we are offering monthly topics for World Schools Debate. Visit www.speechanddebate.org/topics for October's slate of prepared and impromptu motions!
World Schools Motions Guide »Members can also log in to their dashboard to access monthly topic guides and analyses for World Schools Debate. Check out this month’s guide from Team Mexico coach Mark Webber.
POI and INF Resources » Read the latest issue of Rostrum for more helpful tips on the new pilot events!
POI and INF Webinars »Since Program Oral Interpration (POI) and Informative Speaking (INF) are new pilot events for 2015-2016, we have made the recordings of both introductory webinars available to all members!
Click here to log in and access the POI recording, presented by Kenny Lau.
Click here to log in and access the INF recording, presented by Andrew Eilola.
Note: During the course of the year, all other webinars on these two events will be recorded and made available to Resource Package subscribers.