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stables

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2009-2010 Controversy Papers
« on: April 06, 2010, 12:26:05 AM »
This thread contains a list of controversy papers previously submitted to the topic committee.

Please feel free to utilize these resources as both examples of the format and as potential starting points for future papers.

This thread contains papers submitted in the 2009-2010 topic cycle.
Gordon Stables
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Director of Debate & Forensics
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
University of Southern California

neil berch

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Re: 2009-2010 Controversy Papers
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 12:53:40 PM »
I note the timeline for submitting controversy papers, the minimum of 14 days for the vote, and the obvious endpoint of the Topic Committee meetings (which obviously requires the controversy to be decided enough in advance for wording papers to be developed).  My question is whether the Topic Committee has a target date for announcing which controversy papers will be on the first ballot?
Thanks to the Committee for all its work and to the community members who are writing controversy papers!
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West Virginia University

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Re: 2009-2010 Controversy Papers
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 05:55:58 PM »
Neil,

Sorry if I missed this earlier in the other section.

The committee will release the controversy ballot within a few days of the submission deadline. It very much depends on the submissions if we can turn it around within a a day or two or if we need to take a full week.

Thanks
Gordon
Gordon Stables
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Director of Debate & Forensics
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
University of Southern California