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2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
6/27/2016 3:12:07 PM


Jacob+Swede
Posts: 24

 EDIT: Scroll down to the bottom post for the final files

 

Hi all,

Here are the beta versions of the novice files. The final product will be slightly different (a few cards replaced, a few changes to grammar or word choice) barring any major problems. 

Although we talked about this at the two novice packet meetings I want to reiterate that the novice packet is organized around a few high priority principles: First, that the narratives of each position is simple and clear. Second, that the packet should be strategically symmetrical (ie there should be no argument that one side has that the other side doesn't have answers to and the positions as a whole should be relatively equal in strength). Third, the packet should be accessible to someone of an average 9th grade reading level (this is the one that probably needs the most improvement).

Everything else is important but right now I'm most focused on making sure these three elements are there in the packet. Comments not related to these three areas are still appreciated. All comments, no matter how broad or how nit-picky, are appreciated. Thanks for your help in refining this novice packet to be the best it can be. Special thanks to Travis Ormsby and Reka Fink for their immense work and advice. 

Small notes: Each aff file has the on case, counterplan, and t violations related to it. The cap k and CCP collapse DA are self contained. The politics DA can't be written until we get closer to the season (right now thinking of scenario in which repulicans get mad, withhold a bill, that bill is important). The topicality violations, standards, and voters will be posted later - right now the definitions are in each aff file. 

Please feel free to post any comments about the packet either here or on the 'Minnesota Debate (Including Novice Packet)' debate group. 

  Attachments
- Cap K nov.docx
- CCP DA nov.docx
- cyber Sanctions Aff.docx
- HR Convention on the Rights of the Child aff.docx
- SCS.docx
- Space Aff nov.docx

   

Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
7/2/2016 3:26:24 PM


Matthew Davis
Posts: 17

I just want to thank you for all of your hard work on this packet. I am excited to see how our kids engage with such a great set of affs! 

 
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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
8/3/2016 12:19:51 PM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Updated to include T, more counterplan stuff, and a few changed cards for the SCS aff. The formatting of the citations is still inconsistent in some areas but I'll fix that soon enough. Travis and I will be working on the teaching materials to accompany the packet starting next week; barring any changes as a result of that this is pretty much the final product. Again, no politics until we get closer to the season and can figure out a viable scenario. Cap K and CCP DA are unchanged from last update.

  Attachments
- CCP DA nov.docx
- cyber Sanctions Aff.docx
- HR Convention on the Rights of the Child aff.docx
- SCS.docx
- Space Aff nov.docx
- Cap K nov.docx

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
8/9/2016 4:29:13 PM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Alright - excluding the politics scenario this will the pre-comments version of the packet. If there are no comments then this is what you'll be using in the Fall. Let me know if there's anything you want changed or if there are inconsistencies. 

  Attachments
- Cap K nov.docx
- CCP DA nov.docx
- cyber Sanctions Aff.docx
- HR Convention on the Rights of the Child aff.docx
- SCS.docx
- Space Aff nov.docx

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
8/12/2016 5:04:05 PM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Elections DA beta version. Please give any comments you'd like. The general link scenario is designed to synergize with the topicality violations for the 2 cases (either case is engagement and it bites the link or it isn't and you lose on T). 

Also I'll be replacing the Chaloupka cards in the packet with the Schneier card in the Elections DA prolif scenario because it's a better argument and is at an easier reading level. 

  Attachments
- Elections DA.docx

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
8/22/2016 1:41:48 PM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Here are the final files - electronic and paper versions. Thanks for all your help everyone - I hope the evidence packet for this year will be clear and easy to use. If you want smaller versions of each (eg. only the elections da or whatever) they'll be up on the MNUDL website soon. 

  Attachments
- Aff paper file.pdf
- Neg paper file.pdf
- aff file paperless.docx
- Neg file paperless.docx

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
9/22/2016 11:24:46 AM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Already posted on the facebook group - but make sure you and your teams are familiar with the guidelines for the novice packet (attached below). Thanks!

  Attachments
- GuidelinesforUsingtheNovicePacket.docx

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
9/26/2016 2:55:01 PM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

9/26-10/2 elections updates. Docx for paperless .pdf for printing. 

  Attachments
- Elections update 9-26.docx
- Elections update 9-26.pdf

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
10/4/2016 3:21:34 PM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Elections update has been updated.

  Attachments
- Elections update 10-3.docx
- Elections update 10-3.pdf

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
10/11/2016 10:40:50 AM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Elections update

  Attachments
- Elections update 10-11.docx
- Elections update 10-11.pdf

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
10/17/2016 11:56:16 AM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

10-17 updates!

  Attachments
- Elections update 10-17.docx
- Elections update 10-17.pdf

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
10/24/2016 10:47:11 AM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

 

  Attachments
- Elections update 10-24.docx
- Elections update 10-24.pdf

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
10/31/2016 4:02:44 PM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24
  Attachments
- Elections update 10-31.docx
- Elections update 10-31.pdf

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Re: 2016-2017 Policy Novice Files
11/9/2016 11:56:01 AM


Jacob Swede
Posts: 24

Politics scenario this is the real one because you can't edit file attachments in previous posts

  Attachments
- Politics DA answers for CRC aff.pdf
- Politics DA answers for Space aff.pdf
- Politics Scenario Paper Final Revised.pdf

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