Rapid Fire Rules
Rapid Fire Division rules/expectations
These procedures are to be followed at all Tournaments Fall of 2020
The division may be entered by an individual or a team of two.
The debate is to be treated as a pre-policy debate like crossfire. There are no policy requirements even if the resolution is phrased as a policy resolution. All debates should focus on if the resolution is true or false and should be judged using that same standard.
Debaters may quote research to support their claims or use common knowledge/reasoning to support their claims. Quoted material should not carry more weight than in an argument using common knowledge/reasoning because it is quoted.
The debate should begin 20:00 after the debaters receive the topic.
There is 2:00 total time of in round preparation time that can be used before a team’s speech.
The format will be as follows:
1st Affirmative: 4:00
1st Negative: 4:00
Crossfire shared by the first 2 speakers: 3:00
2nd Affirmative: 4:00
2nd Negative: 4:00
Crossfire shared by the second 2 speakers: 3:00
1st Affirmative Summary: 1:00
1st Negative Summary: 1:00
2020 Fall Topic
The fall 2020 NEDA Topic is:
“The United States Federal Government is not upholding its Social Contract to protect its citizens”
NEDA DUES 2019-2020
2019-2020 NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEBATE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please fill out the form completely and return the form with the membership dues. Payment of dues entitles members to participate in NEDA tournaments, workshops and meetings, and vote of NEDA items of business.
The dues are $40. The National Educational Debate Association’s Federal Identification Number is 46-0433683.
Make your check payable to NEDA (National Educational Debate Association) and return it to:
Mike Bauer, Treasurer, NEDA,
Communication Studies Department Letterman Building 351
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
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FALL 2019 Resolution
The United States should abolish the electoral college
2019-2020 NEDA Schedule
Oct. 11-12 Otterbein University (rapid fire experimental division)
Oct. 18-19 Slippery Rock University
November 8-9 Sinclair (all Rapidfire)
November 15-16 Shenandoah University
February 28-29 Ball State University
March 13-14 Duquesne University
March 27-28 Dayton University (National Tournament)