[eDebate] Pre-Shirley Disclosure
Wed Oct 24 15:50:28 CDT 2007
[Summary: Post stuff on wiki soon. If you have intel that isn?t ?self
disclosure? post that too.]
Once again, we?re looking forward to scouting the Shirley.
Our goal is to upgrade the scouting at opencaselist.wikispaces.com as
much as possible.
This collaborative goal will take effort on the part of each participant
in the tournament.
In the end, I hope the collective work will pay off by helping everyone
To facilitate scouting during the tournament, we need a good deal of
pre-tournament information. That way, everyone scouting can focus on
upgrading what we've already got & gathering new information.
You can submit your information two ways:
1. Become a member of the wiki & post it (Easy, just label your stuff
Just go to http://opencaselist.wikispaces.com/ and click ?join . . .? Be
sure to include information that identifies you as a debater/coach for a
school in your request to join.
2. Email it to me: lacyjp at wfu.edu (This way may work, but it?s slow &
doesn?t get common cite requests out of your hair as quickly)
Target deadline: Midnight, Tuesday, November 6. This will make the
information useful before the tournament.
The most recent plan text(s) you've read.
Complete 1ac outline(s) with full cites [Author, Source, Date, URL,
page #s, First & Last phrases.]
2ac answers to common negative positions (including off case args &
major case arguments)
If your 1ac is not 'traditional', describe your affirmative in as
much detail as necessary to provide the opposition the equivalent of
the above. [Plus full cites for anything that can be cited -- like
music or movie clips.]
Basic rule: Disclose the quantity & quality of information you'd want
from a team when you are affirmative.
Include at minimum the generic strategies you've deployed thus far,
with a complete outline & full citations as described above.
I say this every year: A good norm to strive for is MSU's
Pre-Shirley disclosure from last year at
We don't expect you to disclose new arguments. Keeping ?caselist-able?
electronic versions of new arguments is a great idea.
A representative of Wake Debate has been assigned to each team entered
in the tournament. They will be in contact with your opponents, your
judges and maybe even you to gather as much additional information as
possible. We appreciate all the help you can give us in that regard.
lacyjp at wfu.edu
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