[eDebate] WDI College Policy Debate Workshops

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Tue Apr 10 18:21:25 CDT 2007



The best in personalized instruction in policy debate since 1984.
NO extra fees (copying, lab fees, etc.) and includes library use, 
Lexis-Nexis, Internet in all dorm rooms, all copying, complete evidence 
set, t-shirt, CD of evidence and more.
Three ways to attend, even if you have a job or are restricted to 
certain dates.

Weekend Immersion July 27-30 2007
One Week Session July 27-August 3 2007
Full WDI Session July 27-August 11 2007

WDI Weekend Immersion ? Arrive on Friday July 27 and receive huge 
evidence set. Saturday features topic area lectures and briefing on 
evidence set. Sunday features four practice debates and a farewell party 
on Sunday night.

WDI One Week Session ? Arrive on Friday July 27 and complete the weekend 
as described above, then spend the rest of the next week working on 
debate skills, research, elective classes and theory in small sessions 
with faculty members.

WDI Full Session (Two Weeks) ? Experience the above two programs and 
then in the last week focus on research project and skill sessions using 
daily practice debates. The full package will prepare you to succeed in 
the upcoming year.

The programs provide excellent preparation for debating the 2007-2008 
CEDA/NDT national topic. Skill and theory training for students at all 
levels of experience. Legendary evidence set and small group sessions. 
WDI students go on to success at novice, junior varsity and varsity levels.


Dr. Kevin Kuswa, University of Richmond
NDT champion debating for Georgetown, past NFL Top Speaker in policy 
debate, outstanding coach at Texas and Richmond. Specialties include 
innovative counterplan strategies, integration of arguments into 
strategy packages, new approaches to the critiquing process and judge 

Jackie Massey, University of Oklahoma
One of America?s finest coaches, his team was undefeated in winning the 
CEDA national tournament this year over 180 teams, also finished Third 
at the National Debate Tournament. His areas of expertise include 
empowering students through argumentation, training methods that 
emphasize personal relevance and strategically defusing the most common 
arguments on any topic. Check out the results from last year alone:
CEDA National Champs, NDT Semi-Finalist, 3rd CEDA Sweeps, 2nd NDT 
Sweeps, 2nd First Round at Large Rankings , Semis Novice Nationals, 
Semis JV Nationals. Let Jackie teach you how to succed.

Sarah Snider, Kansas State University
As a successful college debater she reached the elimination rounds at 
the NDT and CEDA Nationals. She was previously a coach at the University 
of Vermont, then the University of Rochester (winning the NDT 
sweepstakes that year), before becoming the program director of the DC 
Urban Debate League. Was named ?Debater of the Year? in the East her 
senior year, and has also received judging awards and the John A 
Jacobsohn Award for Service to Debate. Now coaches at Kansas State 
University. He areas of expertise include creative counterplan options, 
topicality affirmative and negative and the skilled use of critical 

Jillian Marty, University of Massachusetts
She was a successful debater at the University of Vermont, winning 
numerous tournaments and qualifying for the elimination rounds at CEDA 
Nationals, Jillian is a product of the New York Urban Debate League. She 
coached debate and received a Masters degree from the University of 
Alabama, and now is earning her PhD at Massachusetts on a fellowship. 
Her specialties include finding personal relevance in argument choice, 
establishing decision frameworks and the empowerment of new debaters.

David Register, University of Vermont
David has a successful debate career, including numerous elimination 
round appearances at CEDA nationals and multiple qualifications for the 
National Debate Tournament. He gained a Masters degree and coached at 
the University of North Texas. He has previously taught at numerous 
debate institutes in the Midwest and now brings his talents to WDI. His 
areas of expertise include development of affirmative cases that subsume 
negative arguments, the creative application of counterplan-disadvantage 
packages and the ability to turn common negative arguments.

John Meany, Claremont Colleges
After a brilliant policy debating career at Boston College, he has 
become a successful coach and teacher in all formats of modern debating 
and one of the activity?s most creative thinkers and strategists. He has 
written three debate textbooks in the last few years and currently 
directs one of the world?s largest and most successful debate programs 
at the Claremont Colleges. His areas of expertise include turn 
strategies for affirmatives, new approaches to negative critical 
arguments and creative approaches to topicality.

Dr. Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, WDI Director
Has coached three teams to national semifinals and was an NDT 
semifinalist as a debater for Brown University. Has coached two national 
novice champion teams and three JV national champion teams. Now directs 
the largest policy debate squad in America. He has published extensively 
on the theoretical and practical aspects of debating, including three 
books in the last sixteen months. He is the originator of the gaming 
paradigm for debate. He has in recent years been engaged in an effort to 
expand debating on a global basis, and has done debate training in over 
fifteen different countries and directed major training institutes on 
three continents. He has won the Glenn Pelham, George Ziegelmueller, 
John A Jacobsohn and Don Brownlee awards for outstanding debate coaching 
and service. He is also currently the director of tournament operations 
for the National Forensic League's national championship speech and 
debate tournament.

For 2007, you will reside in the Living and Learning Center with other 
program participants. You may select a single room or a double room for 
the duration of your stay; if you choose a double room and do not 
indicate a preferred roommate during housing registration, one will be 
assigned to you. A central kitchen will be available for your use.

WDI College Policy does not include meals. Meals can be purchased for 
cash on campus. Three meals a day will be served in the dining hall. A 
variety of foods will be offered with an emphasis on maintaining a 
healthy diet. Vegetarian and non red meat items are always available.



WDI Weekend Immersion: $205, Group Discount: $185 (2 or more students 
registering together)
WDI One Week Session: $815, Group Discount: $753 (2 or more students 
registering together)
WDI Full Session: $1187, Group Discount: $1126 (2 or more students 
registering together)

Registration information is at 
You can then register online at 


AFTER REGISTERING ONLINE, complete the form and return to us by June 1, 
2007. Please read the form carefully. The form will provide you with 
instructions for providing statements depending on the status of the 
applicant. The forms are at 
http://learn.uvm.edu/wdi/WDI_scholarship_application.pdf .

Academic Credit Option is available.

If you hav e questions, ask me.

ACS aka Tuna

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
Huber House, 475 Main Street, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405 USA
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