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Middle School Manual


Event Descriptions

Middle School Policy (CX) Speech Times

First Affirmative Constructive (1AC) - 5 min
Cross-Examination (CX) - 2 min
First Negative Constructive (1NC) - 5 min
Cross-Examination (CX) - 2 min
Second Affirmative Constructive (2AC) - 5 min
Cross-Examination (CX) - 2 min
Second Negative Constructive (2NC) - 5 min
Cross-Examination (CX) - 2 min
First Negative Rebuttal (1NR) - 3 min
First Affirmative Rebuttal (1AR) - 3 min
Second Negative Rebuttal (2NR) - 3 min
Second Affirmative Rebuttal (2AR) - 3 min

2 minutes of prep per team to use as they like.


Middle School Lincoln-Douglas (LD) Speech Times

Affirmative Constructive - 3 min
CX - 2 min
Negative Constructive - 4 min
CX - 2 min
First Affirmative Rebuttal - 2 min
Negative Rebuttal - 2 min
Second Affirmative Rebuttal - 1 min

2 minutes of prep per student to use as they like.

Elementary School Public Forum (PF) Speech Times

First Pro Speaker (Case) - 3 min
First Con Speaker (Case) - 3 min
Second Pro Speaker (Response) - 3 min
Second Con Speaker (Response) - 3 min
First Con Speaker (Summary) - 2 min
First Pro Speaker (Summary) - 2 min
Second Con Speaker (Final Focus) - 2 min
Second Pro Speaker (Final Focus) - 2 min

2 minutes of prep per team to use as they like.

Original Oratory (OO)

Original oratory would be a 7-minute memorized speech for middle school and a 4-minute memorized speech for elementary of original content that is intended to persuade (i.e., you should recycle more).

Informative Speaking (IS)

Informative speaking for elementary is a 4-minute memorized speech for elementary of original content that is intended to inform (i.e., this is what happens during the recycling process).

Extemporaneous Speaking (EX)

Extemporaneous speaking is a 4-minute speech for middle school on a specific current events question provided by the tournament, proceeded by a 20 minute preparation period that includes articles provided by the tournament or gathered prior to the tournament by individual schools on 5 current event topic areas (i.e., terrorism, energy, foreign relations, technology, economy).

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