THE DEBATE UNION

BP Seminar/Practice for New Members, Friday, January 31

The British Parliamentary format debate seminar and practice for those new to the format will be held Friday, January 31, Bauer 22.

There is format instruction at 1:15 PM. There is argumentation/refutation instruction session (thematic introduction, ARESR, offensive arguments for the opposition, generic argumentation, argument turns, etc.) at 2:15 PM. There is a practice debate at 3:15 PM.

The motion for the debate is the following – This House believes that the Trump impeachment does more harm than good. 

Room Location – BP Debate Practice, Spring 2020

Debate practices (BP format) will be held in Bauer 2 this semester. Bauer 2 is located on the ground floor facing the trailers south of Bauer Center South. The room is located one floor below Bauer Forum and accessed from the outside of the building.

Practices are scheduled in 2-hour slots, beginning Tuesdays, 8:00 PM or Wednesdays, 4:15 PM.

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.

Weekly practices will be scheduled on Tuesdays/Wednesdays in Fall 2019. Each debater should reserve a regular slot in one or more practices. Additional scrimmage sessions and seminars will be scheduled.

Anyone may attend to observe practice.