Debate Resources

DEBATE SUBMISSION FORM

The Midwest Debate department must come up with nearly 100 resolutions each year. If you have an idea for a debate, feel free to submit it for consideration. You could see it at the next convention!

DEBATE HANDBOOK

It’s important to understand how Junior State of America debate works, whether you’re new to our organization or a veteran.

THOUGHT-TALK HANDBOOK

Most convention time is spent in standard debate format, but sometimes we use thought talks to explore topics with no clear resolutions. 

DEBATE SPECIES GUIDE

Beyond standard debates and thought talks, there are numerous options to make already interesting debates more intriguing. 

DEBATEWARE

JSA uses DebateWare to easily apply for debating and moderating positions at major conventions.