generally consists of the following categories:
OO- original oratory- ten minute original memorized speech on any topic you want as long as it has contemporary significance - the best category in my opinion
DI/HI- dramatic/ humorous interpretation- ten minute memorized monolage usually about rape and death unless its humorous then its obviously about something else - unless you find those kind of things....funny?
OI- oral interpretation- the reading of poetry and prose- very artsy very interesting if you are into that sort of thing
DEC- declamation- memorized non-original speech pretty straightforward - sorry fellas -only for freshmen and sophmores
EXTEMP- extemporaneous speaking- you have to make an "extemp box" with newspapers and magazines, you get 30 minutes to make an seven minute speech off the top of your head after drawing a random card on current events. - its super fun.
DUO- duo - two people in a memorized ten minute exchange of acting , except you cant face or touch....ha each other , yes those are rules.
LD- Lincoln Douglas Debate- one on one debate - ur given a resolution and you roll with it make sure you prepare a negative and affirmative case beforehand.
POLICY- policy debate - team debate. Exactly that.
CONGRESS- i seriously have no idea what this is but its really only at national or college tournaments
Speech and Debate is a club- not a way of life as some would suggest
but it takes alot of time if you really care about it
don't get carried away
its not cool to wear "forensics" lettermen jackets. and it never will be.
This club is a great way to meet people, sound intelligent, improve your studying and memorization skills and have alot of fun. ( yes im really serious)
GO JOIN YOUR FORENSICS TEAM!!!
girl: "I can't i have a forensics tournament"
boy: "Forensics? like CSI"
girl: " no, its speech and debate"
girl: "yes i am"
boy: "how about next weekend?"
2. The art of public Speaking.
3. The sexiest group of people ever.
Girl: "Really? It turns me on when people can talk in front of people"
Oh, and colleges don't care about speech and debate unless you did significantly in a REAL debate event. IE 4th in the nation for Policy Debate. Nobody cares about your shitty 11th in the nation for oratory or 7th in the nation for congress. Also, seriously? Why would ivy league colleges want pretentious, regurgitating jackasses in their institution when they can accept a person who'd make a real difference in the world?
Basically, "Resolved: speech and debate is retarded"
Peter thinks Northwestern is his safety school because he does decently at local speech and debate tournaments
girl: what kind of club is that? sounds pretty boring to me!
guy: yeah i know!