Hi Speech and debate comprehensive class students, there is a large tournament coming up, and we encourage everyone to go. thank you!

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General Tournament FAQs:

Q: What are the different rounds/patterns?
A: Patterns just mean that students will compete in different events at different times. It allows for a tournament to host more events. Rounds mean that students will be performing the SAME SPEECH three different times, for different judges. Scores are averaged across rounds to determine final placings.

Q: How many events can I sign up for?
A: You can double enter in speech, which means you can do two events in each pattern, which means you can do 6 events total.

Q: What is I have something in the morning/afternoon the day of the tournament?
A: This is an all day event, so you’ll have to be there the whole day.

Q: Will there be practice in class next week?
A: Yes. We'll be working on your events up until the tournament. If you feel like you need extra help, we will also be having online coaching sessions the week of the tournament.

Q: I need help writing a speech/getting suggestions or edits for my speech.
A: If you have a speech you've written and you want some feedback, you can put your speech in a Google doc and share it with Yilin at yilin@modernbrain.com and she will give you some suggestions.