Script submission is an important and beneficial part of the competition process.
It encourages excellent speeches.
It keeps competitors accountable to the rules.
It ensures a level playing field for the competitors.
It prevents adjudications at tournaments.
It prepares students for college.
The Stoa website has great resources to make script submission easier:
The Speech Committee recently hosted a webinar that is now available to Stoa members in the Stoa Visual Library called “The Ins and Outs of Script Submission.” We gave the following tips to help with the process:
Interps: Copy source script pages before highlighting and use phone apps for easy scanning
Platforms: Record sources as you research and use websites like EasyBib.com or Zotero.org
It can be frustrating to receive return emails that a script needs additional work, but please keep in mind that we are all learning together. Script reviewers are an important part of that process. They are there to help you write a better speech and prepare you for NITOC.
As always, if you ever have any questions about a script, we are here to help you in any way we can.
The Stoa Speech Committee