Our Sept/Oct Public Forum Brief is 350 pages long and includes in-depth Topic Analyses by Dr. Craig R. Smith, Charles Fisher, and Jakob Urda, 250+ cards, General Information about the topic, Framework suggestions, and more! This month, our guest Topic Analysis author is Dr. Craig R. Smith! Dr. Smith is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for First Amendment Studies. He served as a speechwriter and consultant to Presidents George Bush and Gerald Ford in addition to many other political figures and business executives. Through his 16 books and 60+ scholarly articles, he examines the background and societal impacts of laws, judges, and court decisions.
Our briefs for Public Forum Debate are powerful educational tools because of their structure, quality, and quantity of included arguments. Each brief includes topic analyses by highly reputable coaches and alumni, who diligently dissect the resolution and offer a unique perspective. Following this section, we provide you with background information on the topic before delving into the arguments themselves. Our briefs include 15 heavily warranted arguments on each side of the topic. Every argument is paired with blocks and answers to ensure that you are prepared for anything. Our expert writers provide analysis for every argument and answer to provide a better understanding of the argument logic.
As educators, we believe it is important to help students learn argumentation, research, and critical thinking skills fostered by debate. Our briefs are designed to facilitate real learning, helping students to not only succeed in their debate rounds, but build a foundation of expertise that will benefit them for a lifetime.