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Articles for The Forensic
The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta is in need of good articles on forensic
pedagogy, argumentation theory, debate issues, tournament management,
etc. We could also use student/coaches editorials on controversial issues
in forensics: critiques, fiat power Aff and Neg., counterplan theory,
links, brinks, impacts, time frames etc. in disadvantages, permutations
and turnarounds legitimacy or illegitimacy, etc.
Send three camera ready hard copies for blind associate editor review +
one 3 1/2 disk with the paper in Microsoft Word MAC or Dos or Word
Perfect or other format. Use MLA 3rd or APA 3rd or 4th style guidelines.
Send to Steve Hunt
Dept of Comm
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR 972l9
Possible topics( please also pick your own)
l. Pros and cons of CEDA vs NDT vs Parliamentary vs NEDA vs ADA vs LD etc.
2. Critiques (Kritiques)
3. Fiat power in Aff plans and in Neg counterplans from whence cometh
fiat power and what is legitimate fiat power and what is illegitimate
fiat and why so and who says so
4. Counterplan theory in CEDA are counterplans legitimate what kinds of
counterplans studies, delay (by as little as a month), alternate agent of
action, alternate mandates, what is competitiveness in CEDA counterplans,
topical counterplans legitimate or illegitimate????????
5. Compare and contrast different forms of parliamentary debate:
Scottish, Irish, English, Canadian, ADPA, whatever?
6. What theoretical knowledge, what skills, what abilities are enhanced
by debate who says so what proof is there of theory or skill gain?
Do some kinds of debate improve students knowledge or theory and their
skills more than others? what proof is there of this?
7. Has there been speaker pt inflation in debate judging? is this a problem?
should can anything be done about speaker pts?
8. Who is really a novice in college debate should novices have a
separate division how long should novices stay in novice Should national
organizations tournament managers or coaches place novices in novice?
9. Should forensics programs reach out to their schools to their
communities through on campus competitions, on campus public debates,
debates and speaking events for Elks, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters,
churches. What should programs do to promote forensics to high schools
and/or junior high schools? Are speakers bureaus public forums good?
Should forensics programs cooperate with others on campus for these events?
Should forensics programs help in any way set up critique or whatever
political debates? Any cooperation forensics with law schools on moot
court, mock trial etc. and with these events at high school level? How
about cooperative training with Model UN?
10. How can we attract and keep good people in forensics education at
high school level and at college level?
What training do directors of forensics need at high school level at
college level? Where should this training be available?
11. Pros and cons of running a combined debate and individual events
forensics program versus specializing in either debate or individual events?
12. What are the characteristics necessities of a good debate resolution?
Do the characteristics of a good NDT resolution differ from those of a
good CEDA resolution vs a good Parli resolution versus a good LD
resolution etc. ?????
13. Should there be consolidation cooperation merger of collegiate
forensics organiztions? CEDA NDT Parli NEDA ADA LD NIET NFA PKD DSR-TKA
etc. If so how and why? For what purposes do these organiztions exist
For what purposes should these organiztions exist?
14. What are the characteristics of good debate? Should there be a
balance of research/evidence, logic and reasoning, and
communication/delivery skills? What is more important substance or style
or are these codependent? What constitutes a good argument? Organization,
road maps overviews and underviews necessary to debate? Should there be
more style in debate? Should debate be dialectical or rhetorical or both?
Debate for specialists only or for the public or both?
15. Is there any such thing as tabula rasa judging? How does tabula rasa
compare to the critic of argument position? Intervention in terms of
helping to teach good style organiztion good argumentation theory good or
bad? Is critic mainly judge or mainly teacher or both; can these
positions be balanced?
There is lots to think about study and write upon folks. The Forensic
welcomes your potential contributions.
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