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Model Legislature
Styles of Debate

Model Legislature is an opportunity for students to simulate parliamentary debates in the Chamber of Saskatchewan’s historic Legislative...

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Prepping for Tournaments
Prep Time, Debate Basics

Prepared tournaments A prepared tournament is one where SEDA releases the debate motion in advance. This means that judges are expecting you to...

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Prepping for Impromptu Debates
Prep Time, Debate Basics

Within SEDA there is an even split between prepared and impromptu tournaments. In both instances it is beneficial to learn how to prep cases...

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Models
Prep Time

Understanding Models Models are an explanation of how the resolution works that is stated in the first minute of the debate by the first...

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SPLEEM
Prep Time

As debaters become more experienced, patterns between motions become obvious. One of those patterns is theme. Debates about a certain theme have...

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Styles of Debate and Other Events
Styles of Debate

Because debate is an activity practiced worldwide, there are many different ways that people debate. SEDA sends debaters to national events,...

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Tips and Tricks
Strategy

As younger debaters, we develop habits when we’re first learning. While they were effective in beginner debate, once you’re in...

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Building a Strong Reply
Strategy

The job of a reply is to frame, and crystalize the debate to show how you have won. A mistake that some debaters make, is to just say what has...

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