CONGRATULATIONS! You MADE it! I know for some of you, you had serious questions about whether or not you’d be able to get on your feet and actually get through a round… but look at you! You got through TWO! That, in and of itself, is something to be proud of!
You aren’t over with the class quite yet, though! On Wednesday, November 22nd, your final debate portfolio is due by midnight. That is your last, comprehensive grade for the class.
Here’s what is required:
- Finalized, IMPROVED, 1AC. Everyone should turn in the case they originally wrote and worked on. For those of you whose cases were used and worked on for debate rounds as well, put “USED for DEBATE” at the top of the case.
- Your evidence. It needs to be cards and evidence that you have personally collected throughout the semester. I want to see at least 15 cards. (15 cards = C.) You can use evidence that you have previously submitted for homework assignments. Make sure the evidence is clearly marked AFF and NEG where those pieces of evidence begin, especially if all of your evidence is in one document. If you have AFF evidence in one document and NEG in the other, just make sure that the title of the documents tell me which type it is.
- Debate essay: For additional credit, write an (at least) one page essay telling me what you felt was the biggest lesson that learning debate taught you… including how you felt you grew as a student and as an individual.
Okay, I think that’s it! I’ll be looking forward to receiving your portfolios! Also, I will be scanning and sending the debate ballots out, so be looking for those in your inboxes. 🙂
Thanks for the great semester, and I look forward to seeing MANY of you in club come January! 🙂