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November 2016
November 2016
November 2016  |  A monthly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear Student,
We've compiled all of the latest competition resources plus a scholarship opportunity and how to get involved with us on Election Day. Get started below! 
Voices of the Future Election Polling » Too young to vote? Weigh in with us! Today is the big day and we want to know who you would like to see elected the next President of the United States. Participate in our Facebook poll, then head over and create your own interactive election forecast. 
Scholarship Opportunity » We have partnered with Minerva to offer a $10,000 scholarship for a student to attend their uniquely global, rigorous, and accessible university program. Minerva students travel around the world throughout their four years, living in San Francisco, Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, and more. All classes are small seminars utilizing discussion and debate. Learn more by joining an information session with Dr. Stephen Kosslyn, former Dean of Social Sciences at Harvard, and current Founding Dean at Minerva.
Policy Debate Topic Selection » Mark your calendar to help us determine the final Policy resolution for 2017-2018! Online voting opens next week on November 15 and concludes December 15. To log in and access the ballot, visit
Media Literacy Week » If you took part in our Media Literacy Week pledge, email us with a link to your YouTube submission and we will award you service points. Thanks for participating! 
Extemp » New Extemp resources are now available! We've put together timely questions to help you prepare for your next tournament! Members can log in to access November's Extemp Practice Questions for both USX and IX. Resource Package subscribers can also take advantage of November's Advanced Extemp Practice Questions
Congress » The latest Legislation Docket for Congressional Debate is now available for members! This month's docket includes bills regarding medical subsidies, student loan relief, supportive care, and much more. Log in and check it out.  
Public Forum » Use the newest PF Topic Analysis to get started with the November topic, Resolved: On balance, the benefits of the Internet of Things outweigh the harms of decreased personal privacy. We're hearing great things about this topic! Prepare to debate by diving in, learning the key terms, and exploring potential arguments. 
World Schools Debate » Take a look at the new prepared and impromptu motions plus general info in the latest WSD Motion Overview. Resource Package subscribers can view the Advanced WSD Motion Overview that offers new prepared and impromptu motions and walks students through the potential opposition and proposition arguments.
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