Archive for July, 2008


Clarity Through the Fog

July 30, 2008

A new article on using value and criteria for all you LDers!

Clarity Through the Fog Values and Criteria in LD

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Summer Fundraising!

July 8, 2008

Who’s up to making some $$$ this summer so we can cut down on fundraising during the school year?


We have an opportunity to do a summer phone drop for Impact Directories July 21-26.

Here’s the scoop:

  • We load up in trucks/vans/cars to drop of phone books around Ada County (Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, and Star).
  • We make $0.22 for every book we drop plus $0.35 for every mile we drive.
  • Drivers MUST be at least 21 years old.
  • Our group must commit to at least 6 hours and in order to make $$$ we need at least 5 cars (7-10 is preferred).
  • We have to show up to get the phone books each morning at the same time (either 7, 8, or 9 a.m.)

I need commitments from students and drivers pronto!

Please call or email me to sign up! If I don’t hear from enough people we won’t do it and will have to rely on fundraising during the season in order to attend the Tournaments we want to!

p.s. I’m also excited about planning some Summer Fun – so let me know what sounds good to you!

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Tips For Flowing!

July 3, 2008


Keeping track of everything in the debate round can be a challenge! Follow these flowing tips from Debate Central to keep up!

Use multiple sheets of paper.

Use different colors pens.

Write legibly.

Develop abbreviations.

Back-flow for your partner.

Do not stop flowing because your part is through.

Listen: do not talk to your partner while your opponent is speaking.

Pre-flow arguments you use frequently.

Circle empty spaces on the flow if you notice arguments that are dropped.

Flow in order of the speeches.

Flow in columns. Flow arguments next to each other if they are addressing each other.

Have a highlighter with you to draw your eye to crucial arguments.

Use arrows to show arguments that are extended.

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