IASAS Forensics and Debate Tryouts


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The IASAS Forensics and Debate Cultural Convention will be held at Singapore American School March 1-4, 2012.  The Debate and Forensics Delegation is composed of the following teams:

Parliamentary Debate: 3-6 students ( 3 Speakers and up to 3 researchers.  )

Original Oratory: 3 speakers

Oral Interpretation: 3 speakers

Extemporaneous Speaking: 3 speakers

Impromptu Speaking: 3 speakers.

Students may try out for more than one event, as crossovers are permitted, however, this arrangement us purely at the ISM Coachs’ discretion.

Try out information is as follows.  All dates are also posted on the FAO calendar on the Calendar tab at the top left of this page.

OI: Prepared reading of a selection poetry and/or prose that has recognized literary merit.  4:50 – 7:10 in Length

  • Ms. Arndt’s Room (2053)
  • Info Session:  Oct 11.  3:00 pm
  • Round 1:  November 9&10.  3:00 pm
  • Round 2: November 24.  3:00 pm

OO: Original Persuasive Oration on a topic of delegate’s choice.  4:50 – 7:10 in length.

  • Ms. Thompson’s Room (2047)
  • Info Session: October 18.  3:00 pm
  • Round 1: November 8
  • Round 2: November 22

Impromptu: Speaker has 60 seconds to select and plan an original speech on one of two topics. 2:50 – 5:10.

  • Mr. Cook’s Room (2063)
  • Info Session:  go and see Mr. Cook for more info
  • Try outs:  November 7 &8

Extemp: Topics shall be chosen from  current events of political, economic, social and cultural importance. 4:14 – 7:50

  • Mr Hutchison’s Room (3011)
  • Round One: Tuesday Nov. 8,  Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday Nov. 11; 2:35 to 3:15
  • Round Two: Tuesday, November 15  and Thursday  November 17.  2:35 to 4:15.
  • Final Round: Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 24. 2:35 to 4:15.
  • More information on process here

Parliamentary Debate: modified from the Asian Parliamentary  Debate Association.

  • Mr. Curry’s Room
  • November 16, 18 and 23.  3:00 pm
  • See Mr. Curry for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

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