This textbook is designed to introduce students to individual forensic events, giving suggestions and guidelines for their preparation. Seven chapters describe the structure and winning strategies for each forensics event: original oratory, extemporaneous speaking and different types of oral interpretation. Beginning forensics students will benefit greatly from this text because it provides a definition and description of each event, the basic rules, and hints for preparation, practice, and performance. The book can also be a valuable resource for advanced students since it provides suggestions for winning in each event and checklists that will be useful for preparing for competition. This versatile book is written so that it can be used both for instruction and as a resource, with its easy to follow layout that you can refer to as you prepare for competition. Additional chapters provide information about Student Congress and about national and private speech tournaments.