Sunday, June 19, 2011

Either Prepping For Speech and/or Debate In The Summer or Intentionally Not Doing So

It's summer, people. Most of us are out of school now and have so much free time that we simply do not know what to with ourselves. Ok, not quite, but work with me. What's one thing that may/may not occupy our time? Prepping for speech and debate next season.

If you're anything like me, and in general I hope you're not, you might have been panicking three weeks ago because you only had 1/5 speeches picked out for next year (ridiculous, I know) but now you're feeling better, because you're so absurdly obsessed that you've found a platform topic and found and cut an interp in the first two weeks since school's been out. If so, you're crazy.

Of course, your summer preparation may be more like mine when it comes to debate. You know some people have already started writing cases? Why? The extent of my debate prep thus far is this: one time my mom said, "You should run a case like this," and I said, "ok." The next day she changed her mind, and I said, "ok." People who have started preparing already are crazy. So are those who stubbornly refuse, come to think of it, and everyone in between.

Are the people who are not panicking about finding pieces six months in advance smart people? Probably. The ones who picked out this year's speeches three years ago? Arguably. What about the people who have started on debate research? Most likely. What about this of us who just want a break to regain sanity? Absolutely.

You're homeschooled, and the important thing to keep in mind is that we're all crazy regardless.

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