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Skip Your Prep Time: Use NSDA Practice Resources
The latest monthly resources are always available on the Self-Guided Student Learning hub for students to use at any time. Kick off your next practice with the following new tools:
- Congress legislation
- Extemp practice questions
- World Schools sample motions
- Public Forum topic analysis
Watch Student Experts: Informative Speaking Breakdown
In this new video, two-time national champion Anneteke Adoga breaks down her 2022 Informative speech to share strategies and insight into her decision making process when writing her piece and choosing her visual aids.
For more like this, visit our Student Experts collection.
Did you know that we offer a series of free, after-school practice rounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays? It’s called Springboard and it’s completely free to all students!
Not only is this a great practice opportunity for your students, but they can also earn NSDA points by both participating and judging. Juniors and seniors are invited to judge our novice students for service points, while students who compete are eligible to earn merit points. Learn more and register today »
Become a Belonging and Inclusion Advocate
The Belonging and Inclusion Advocate (BIA) (formerly Equity Officer) is a designated member of the tournament staff who serves as the first point of contact with equity issues including instances of harassment and discrimination. Register today for one of our upcoming trainings or share this information with someone who would make an excellent BIA.
Save the Date: National Tournament Last-Chance Qualifier
The Last-Chance Qualifier is back! We are excited to share that we'll again offer this online NSDA tournament as an opportunity for students who did not qualify through their district tournament to have a chance to attend the 2023 National Tournament in their main event. Save the dates for the NSDA Last-Chance Qualifier—April 27-29, 2023! More details to follow.
Read the Competition Rules Agenda
The Competition Rules Board will meet on November 8 to discuss the use of a chair in Storytelling, expanding auto-qualification in World Schools and Big Questions, and the 2026 National Tournament site. We invite you to review their agenda and send any comments or suggestions to email@example.com.
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