NEISD Fall Middle School Speech Tournament

2022 — San Antonio, TX/US

Modern Oratory

Abbreviation MO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $4.00
Entry Limit Per School 30
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Modern Oratory

  1. Time limit: 3 minutes minimum – 6 minutes maximum (no grace)
  2. Topics: Must be from the annual UIL list of approved topics.

  3. Contestants will select one of the topics, determine the critical issues in the topic, and acknowledge both pro and con points citing support discovered in their research. Students will choose a side they will defend and support that side with additional evidence. Along with the skills of analysis, research, note-taking, documentation, evaluation and decision-making come those of delivery and the skill of memorization.

Presentation: In the process of preparing for the contest, the student will need to: define the problem; determine the pro and con issues; research the issue; look at both sides of an issue; reach a conclusion; and support that conclusion with documentation.