Debate Practice (BP) Begins! Week of August 31

Practice begins the week of August 31. Practice begins with British Parliamentary debating and practice for other debate formats and other events will follow later in the month. There are British Parliamentary practices scheduled for the following times:

For Returning/Experienced BP Debaters
Wednesday, September 2, 4:30-6:30 PM
Thursday, September 3, 4:30-6:30 PM

For New Debaters and Inexperienced BP Debaters
Friday, September 4, 2:00-3:30 PM
Friday, September 4, 3:30-5:00 PM

For BP Debaters of Any Level of Experience
Tuesday, September 8, 8:00-10:00 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 6:00-8:00 PM

To participate, please email John Meany,, and request a particular date/time. Registration for returning debaters closes on Tuesday, September 1, 9 PM. Registration closes for new debaters on Thursday, September 3, 9:00 PM. 

For students enrolled in Speech 61 –

All students enrolled in Speech 61 must practice weekly to maintain good standing in the course. In addition, debaters must complete 2 hours of weekly argumentation training and preparation. All debaters, regardless of registration for Speech 61, need to practice weekly, attend argumentation sessions, conduct sophisticated research, etc. to succeed in rigorous event competition. In general, active intercollegiate debaters should practice 3 times every 2 weeks to maintain sufficient practice for competition.

Anyone may observe practice.



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