Archive for June, 2008

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Improve Your Memory Skills

June 23, 2008

Check out these memorization Tools & Strategies for Extemp (and Beyond!)

 

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Speak With Conviction!

June 18, 2008

Like, you know….

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Hitler? Hitler? I’m So Sick of Hitler! Using Examples in Debate

June 18, 2008

Debaters and Limited Preparation speakers seem to rely heavily on a few well known, but not always applicable, examples to make their case.  Check out this great article to get started in expanding your use of geographic, historical, economic, societal, and current event examples!

Hitler? Hitler? I’m So Sick of Hitler! Using Examples in LD

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Current Events!

June 12, 2008

Anyone up for heated internet conversation?

Let’s share links to and opinions on interesting and significant current events that are happening this summer!

Is Hillary the best choice for VP?

 Can something be done to curb food prices?

Should President Bush be impeached?

What’s up with subsidizing big oil companies?

Got an opinion? Post it to the Current Events Page to get the convo started!

 

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Summer Fun! :)

June 4, 2008

Today is the last day of the school year! Whoo Hoo!

I welcome any and all suggestions for team activities over the summer!

*Please note: We have tentatively scheduled a Phone Book Drop for late July so start recruiting parents and friends to help us make some $$$! (Drivers must be 21 years of age).

Some ideas I’ve already heard:

Let’s meet on a Saturday morning at The Coffee Garage!

Interp Scavenger Hunt for next season’s pieces!

Team Swim Party or Movie Night!

BBQ at Miller’s!

Let’s find some time this summer to do some team building/bonding and get prepared for next season!

All returning students should be thinking about the events they would like to do next year – let me know once you’ve decided so you can get started ASAP! And don’t forget the myriad camp and workshop opportunities available this summer. Check out the Summer Camp page!