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December 2, 2013 / compassioninpolitics

Free College Policy Debate Text available on Academia.edu

Finding Your Voice: A Comprehensive Guide to Collegiate Policy Debate provides an in-depth introduction for students entering Collegiate or National High School Circuit Policy Debate. It offers information on mainstream, critical, and hybrid arguments along with the tools and advice necessary for debaters to quickly progress into JV and Varsity divisions while avoiding bad habits commonly seen in novice rounds. Finding Your Voice also includes a quick reference for debate terms, FAQ for partner issues and judge adaptation, research assistance, and rebuttal outlines.

Allison Hahn is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication and Rhetoric where she coaches the public debate team. For the last twelve years she has coached and taught collegiate, high school, and international debate.

Taylor Ward Hahn is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication and Rhetoric where he coaches the policy debate team. He has coached policy debate at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest University, and mentors young debaters at the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute.

Marie-Odile N. Hobeika is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication and Rhetoric where she has coached both the policy and the public debate teams. She has taught high school students debate at the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute for the past five years.

The free text is available here, but you have to sign up for a free Academia.edu membership to download the full PDF file.

You can purchase a hard copy of this debate text here on Amazon for $24.65.

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