THE DEBATE UNION

Debate Practice – Week of January 27

Debate practice for the spring semester begins this week.

Practices are scheduled on Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00 PM and Wednesdays, 4:15-6:15 PM. Please register for one of these times. If you have a scheduling conflict, please notify John Meany to arrange for a new practice time. Practices will be held in Bauer 2 throughout the semester.

There is a practice on Friday, January 31, 3:00 PM for those new to debating. Please come to Bauer 22 for practice. There is a BP format instructional session in  Bauer 22 (1:15 PM) and an argumentation and refutation training session (2:15 PM) prior to the debate.

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

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.