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Role of Graduate Assistants in the I.E. Program


Although the title of this paper fails to focus on those students new to the forensics arena, I have endeavored to include them in the following sets of advice. Additionally, while I will confine my discussion to those graduate students in individual events programs, much of the advice should be applicable to graduate students working in debate oriented programs as well. The eight pieces of advice are grouped around three ideas; setting expectations, your changing role, and coaching. All of the advice is either a product of my own experience as a graduate forensics assistant or a product of the accumulated wisdom of many of my peers and mentors. None of the advice is written in stone. Use that advice which best pertains to your own particular situation.

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