Using Breaks From School as a Time To Work A Lot on Speech and Debate
Hip-hip-hooray for Christmas vacation! Within the next 12 days or so, I plan to memorize and block two interps, partially rewrite a persuasive (again), help my sister with her expos boards and, along with my debate partner, construct a negative brief and possibly rehearse an aff case. If it sounds like a lot, that's because it is. I don't know how exactly this will all happen, only that it must. Because I have a seriously limited school schedule for two weeks, and I have to do something when I'm not sleeping in, drinking hot chocolate, and pretending I have shopping to do. This is not unusual. Us Christian Homeschooled Speech and Debate Kids scoff at the idea an of Easter break or a Thanksgiving, Christmas, and occasionally Summer Vacation. Those of us who have "school off" will be going crazy doing the fun homework we otherwise may not have time for. "Break? What is this break you speak of? You mean normal people don't do speech and debate work when school is out? Preposterous!" That's what we'll say. Then we'll grumble like this: "Grumblegrumblegrumble," and stomp off to sit at the computer or stand in front of the mirror or our mothers or whatever and within moments we'll be diligently rehearsing or cutting a speech or some evidence. And we'll enjoy it, too. Now, of course, there are also the procrastinators who would rather be normal and use a break to relax and chill instead of working. An interesting notion this, but for some of us, it is somewhat inconceivable. We are not used to being "normal," anyway. How is there time for that in all the work that needs to get done? You're homeschooled. You're a hard worker. Sometimes.