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Speech & Debate

PreSeason Make-Up

If you missed any or all days of preseason, see below for the make-up assignments you are responsible for completing. Make-up work must be submitted to speechanddebate@bxscience.edu by 5:00pm on Thursday, September 5, 2019. You only need to make up the assignment for the day(s) that you missed.

Any work submitted after the deadline, even if it’s at 5:01pm, will be considered late and will not count. If you miss the deadline for make-up work, the absence will remain on your Speech & Debate record for this year. This is the only way to be fair and consistent with all team members and I thank you in advance for understanding. Remember, if you accumulate six total practice absences during the year, you will be dismissed from the team and not eligible to re-join.

Remember, if you miss all of preseason and then do not submit make up work for at least one day, that will constitute three missed practices in a row and will lead to your dismissal from the team. 


Congressional Debate

NOTE: If you missed all three days of preseason, then write a research packet for a Yale outround bill. This will be due on September 5th at 5pm. If you missed one or two days of preseason, complete the specific assignment below and submit it by Thursday, September 5th at 5pm. 

Day 1, Tuesday, August 27, 2019: You are to fully develop two unique "early round" points on one side of the bill that was debated that day; additionally, please prepare one introduction and four pieces of rhetoric on that piece of legislation.

Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2019: You are to fully develop two unique "early round" points on one side of the bill that was debated that day; additionally, please prepare one introduction and four pieces of rhetoric on that piece of legislation.

Day 3, Thursday, August 29, 2019: You are to fully develop three unique "refutation", points on one side of the prelim bill that was debated that day; additionally, please prepare one introduction and four pieces of rhetoric on that piece of legislation.

If you miss all three days: You must complete a full research packet for a Yale outround bill. If this pertains to you, this assignment is due on Thursday, September 13th at 5:00pm. 

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Day 1, Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Write a set col K with frontlines and a 1AR response to the K typed out (should be around 2.5 minutes)

Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Write a cap K with frontlines and a 1AR response to the K typed out (should be around 2.5 minutes)

Day 3, Thursday, August 29, 2019: Write a 1AR theory shell - Annie or Harper will send you which shell to write.

Policy Debate

Day 1, Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Write 2AC blocks based on what aff you're running (the more 2AC blocks you write the better your record at Block 1 tournaments will be)

Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Cut and write blocks for neg strats (check the slack, if you're not in the slack yet you should join)

Day 3, Thursday, August 29, 2019: Cut and write blocks for neg strats (check the slack)

Public Forum Debate

Day 1, Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Write a 500 word topic analysis in which you cover basic background information as well as possible affirmative and negative arguments.

Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Write a full contention for the affirmative side, complete with at least two cards.

Day 3, Thursday, August 29, 2019: Write a full contention for the negative side, complete with at least two cards.

Speech


For Interpretation Categories:

Day 1, Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Choose a piece for your category. If you are in OI choose two pieces, one for prose and one for poetry. Then cut about half of your piece (about 5 minutes of cutting). Share with leadership (jonasgiue@, valenciai@, barilen@, johne@, osmankria@).


Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Finish cutting the other half of your piece. 


Day 3, Thursday, August 29, 2019: On the same document write in blocking ideas throughout your entire piece (describe your movement, character switches, voice ideas/accents, etc.)



For Original Oratory and Declamation:

Day 1, Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Watch Haris Housseini - NSDA 2019 OO National Champion-"Simply Put" (find on youtube) and outline it. By outline, I mean summarize the hook, introduction, and major points. Send this to Emery, johne@bxscience.edu

Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Explain why the aforementioned OO is successful; write a paragraph or two. Send that to johne@bxscience

Day 3, Thursday, August 29, 2019: Outline your very own oratory if you have not already. Send the outline to johne@bxscience.edu. FOR DEC: Find a Declamation piece.

For Extemporaneous Speaking:

Day 1, Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Send Owen and Kelly an outline for a speech in any category (domestic, international, economic) and be prepared to give the speech come the beginning of school.

Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Send Owen and Kelly an outline for a speech in any category (domestic, international, economic) and be prepared to give the speech come the beginning of school.

Day 3, Thursday, August 29, 2019: Send Owen and Kelly an outline for a speech in any category (domestic, international, economic) and be prepared to give the speech come the beginning of school.

If you miss all three days, be prepared to give three speeches. If you'd like question ideas or inspiration feel free to email us.




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