Evidence Lab

This computer lab practicum is designed to teach students to research important case information on the internet. They will work with a small group leader to develop a case and prepare negative strategies. For those of you who are new, this can make all the difference in your level of success. This lab time is required for all first year students and highly recommended for second year students who are still learning the ropes of research. Exemptions are allowed for those second year and beyond who have turned in their evidence prior to camp. If you complete assignments ahead of time, it will free up your Lab session to compete in the Parli Rounds or attend other lectures.

All tracks will have a case and neg brief assignment due by Wednesday night of camp, but Open students will have the option to complete their assignments before they get to camp. In each track there will be prizes given for the best written case or brief.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Open Policy
Open Policy students will receive assignments by July 3 to research specific case areas. Their assigned lab leader will give them a case topic and plan text. Cooperatively each student with their lab group will construct a case which will be reviewed by the lab leader. All assignments are due by Wednesday night of camp. Students who do not contribute to lab group case will not receive the other camp cases needed to participate in the tournament.

Open LD
Open LD students will be given an assignment by July 3. They are asked to complete one case and one brief for camp. The case may be an Aff or Neg case. Open LD students must have their cases and briefs approved by their lab leaders by Wednesday night of camp.

Novice Policy
Novice Policy students will not have any assignments due before camp. Novice Policy students will have mandatory lab time in which they will be taught by their lab leaders how to construct a case based on the cases they will already have for camp. Lab assignments will be due by Wednesday night of camp.

Novice LD
Novice LD students will not have any assignments due before camp. Novice LD students will have mandatory lab time in which they will be taught and assisted by their lab leaders to write a case which will be due by Wednesday night of camp.