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Author Topic: Join the Spring 2012 Trojan Web Debates -- FREE Online Tournament with Prizes!  (Read 993 times)
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« on: March 06, 2012, 12:05:15 AM »

For General Announcement -- Please feel free to pass along to students.

USC's Trojan Debate Squad is proud to announce The Spring Trojan Web Debates--a continuation of our series of intercollegiate debate tournaments hosted online throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, and open to all college and university students. Our next event will take place April 2-April 13.  We invite you to take join us as we debate the political future of the United States via via YouTube!  Registration for this event is FREE!

The U.S. has witnessed a lively and raucous series of primary elections and debates thus far in 2012.  As Republican primary participants vie for the party’s nomination, and President Obama’s campaign seeks to extend his time in office for another term, a number of “hot button” issues have begun to emerge.  Candidates’ the economy, job creation, foreign policy and immigration are likely to weigh heavily in this year’s elections.  So, too, are the candidates’ positions on social and moral questions, such as same-sex marriage and abortion.  Thus we pose the following question for debate:

What political party presents the best options for the future of the United States of America?

Why should you get involved in the Spring Trojan Web Debates?
•   You could win prizes!  Competitors advancing to week 2 of the tournament will be eligible for Amazon.com gift cards between $25 and $100.
•   You can debate from almost anywhere!  As our tournaments are conducted completely online over YouTube, you can debate from wherever you like, provided you have an Internet connection.
•   Low technology needs!   All you need to participate in this event is a e-mail address and a means of watching and recording videos to YouTube.  If you have a computer with a webcam or an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone with a YouTube app installed, you have all of the technology needed to participate!
•   No prior experience necessary!  This event is open to any student who wants to participate – regardless of whether you have speech or debate experience in the past.
•   It’s a great opportunity to connect with students from other schools!  Our events typically draw students from across the U.S. – making this an ideal way to test your ideas and opinions against peers!
•   Get feedback from scholars and professionals trained in argumentation!  Our events are a rare opportunity to obtain constructive criticism from a field of trained argument critics from your home!
•   Low daily time commitment!  Our events are “asynchronous,” meaning that you post an argument on one day and your opponent responds the next day.  You post a 2-5 minute speech each day throughout the tournament.

We hope that you will join us as we engage this important question.  For more information or to sign up as a competitor or volunteer judge, please visit our website at http://usctrojandebate.com/page/TWDSpring12 or contact Jim Maritato at maritato@usc.edu
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