[eDebate] UNI tournament
Mon Aug 18 15:12:18 CDT 2008
As coaches begin to make travel plans, I wanted to send out a reminder
that UNI will be offering all three divisions (novice, JV and open).
We know it often is difficult to get novices ready to compete early in
the year, but we have figured out a plan that seems to help. The first
2-4 rounds (depending on your students' level of readiness) are devoted
to a novice workshop, taught by coaches. We set students up with a 1AC
as well as negative positions, so that they are guaranteed to have
things to say when they begin debating.
We also work diligently to make sure that those assigned to judge the
novice debates look at them as important teaching moments, so that the
new debaters are really given a supportive and challenging environment
in which to learn.
So, as you make plans, think about UNI.
Kate Lavelle, DOF
Cate Palczewski, debate coach
Kelsey Harr, debate coach
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