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  1. 1. Princeton University
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  13. 13. Join Delta Phi, The National Debate and Forensics Honor Society • Be a Charter Member of Virginia Tech’s Chapter • Networking • Looks great on a resume • Participate in debates through forums & the upcoming debate platform
  14. 14. where we’ve debated recently• Clarion University, PA• George Washington University, D.C.• Mary Washington University• George Mason University• William & Mary• University of Virginia• Liberty University---• Princeton University, NJ: 2 years ago
  15. 15. Hotel Room, Mary Washington Policy Tournament
  16. 16. Hotel Room, Mary Washington Policy Tournament
  17. 17. ADA Nationals Policy Tournament; Clarion, PA
  18. 18. Get Involved?Pros Cons• Travel around the country• Land a great job• Have fun --Especially on weekends• Leadership Skills• Communication Skills• NetworkingStill not sure?check the references...
  19. 19. • 1 Allen, Mike, Sandra Berkowitz, Steve Hunt, and Allan Louden, “A Meta-analysis of the Impact of Forensics andCommunication Education on Critical Thinking,” Communication Education, 48, January 1999Bellon, J. (2000). A research-based justification for debate across the curriculum. Argumentation and Advocacy, 36(3),161-176.• Bradley, Bert E. “Debate – A Practical Training for Gifted Students.” The Speech Teacher 7 (1959): 134-38.• Colbert, Kent and Thompson Biggers. “The Forum: Why Should We Support Debate?” Journal of the American ForensicAssociation 21 (Spring 1985): 237-40.• Deasy, Richard, ed. Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. Washington, D.C.:Arts Education Partnership, 2002.• Fine, G.A. (2001). Gifted Tongues: High School Debate and Adolescent Culture. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.• Retrieved September 20, 2007 from Questia database.• Greenstreet, Robert. “Academic Debate and Critical Thinking: A Look at the Evidence.” National Forensic Journal 11• (Summer 1993): 13-28.• Korcok, Michael, “The Effect of Intercollegiate Debating on Critical Thinking Ability”, Copyright 1997• (research proposal)• Luong, M. (2000, November). Forensics and College Admissions. Rostrum, 75(3), 5-6.• Dr. Minch, Kevin, “The Value of Speech, Debate, and Theatre Activities: Making the Case for Forensics,” The Rostrum,Vol. 81, No. 4, December 2006.• Bellon, J. (2000).• National Center on Education and the Economy. (2007). Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the NewCommission of the Skills of the American Workforce. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.• Bellon, J. (2000).• Sellnow. (1994).• Catterall,, James S. “Essay: Research on Drama and Theatre Education.” In Richard Deasy, ed. Critical Links: Learningin the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. Washington, D.C.: Arts Education Partnership, 2002.• Colbert, Kent and Thompson Biggers, 1985.• Deasy, Richard, (2002).• Open Society Institute (2004, May 13). National study finds debate can dramatically increase student reading skills.Retrieved online February 25, 2008 from• “Oral Communication Poses Largest Chasm Between High School Learning and College Expectations.” Spectra (May2005): 16.• Carr, J. E. (2002, January). A better investment not found on Wall Street. Rostrum, 76(5), 25-26.• Colbert, Kent and Thompson Biggers, (1985).• Tucker, E. & Phipps, K. (2002, May). Advocacy tool kit. Rostrum, 76(9), 17, 20-21.
  20. 20. • Carroll, R. C. (2007, February). Forensics participation as gifted and talented education. Rostrum, 81(6), 31, 34-36.• Carroll, R. C. (2007, February).• Minch (2006).• Carr, J. E. (2002, January).• Fine, G.A. (2001).• Infante, D. A., &Wigley, C. J., III. (1986). Verbal aggressiveness: An interpersonal model and measure. Communication• Monographs: 53, 61-69.• Billman, J. & Christiensen, H. (2008). [Short survey responses from NFL Alumni]. Unpublished raw data.• Deasy, Richard, (2002).• Glanton, D. (2005, November 28). Urban schools argue in favor of debate teams. The Chicago Tribune. RetrievedSeptember 20, 2007 from• Hoover, E. (2003). Resolved: Change happens. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 49(6), A28-29• Infante, D. A., &Wigley, C. J., III. (1986).• Minch (2006).• Carr, J. E. (2002, January).• Fine, G.A. (2001).• Billman, J. & Christiensen, H. (2008).• Fine, G.A. (2001).• Minch (2006).• Colbert, Kent and Thompson Biggers, (1985).• Deasy, Richard, (2002).• Luong, M. (2000, November).• Billman, J. & Christiensen, H. (2008).• Luong, M. (2000, November).• Minch (2006).• Colbert, Kent and Thompson Biggers, (1985).• Bradley, Bert E. “Debate – A Practical Training for Gifted Students.” The Speech Teacher 7 (1959): 134-38.• Colbert, Kent and Thompson Biggers, (1985).• Windes, Jr., Russel R. “Competitive Debating: The Speech Program, the Individual, and Society.” The Speech Teacher 9• (1960): 99-108.• Bellon, J. (2000).
  21. 21. Still not convinced? Stephen Colbert did Debate And Oprah did ForensicsPictures from: