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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Click here for the 2020-2021 Battle of the Books Rules and Guidelines.
Click here for the printable BOTB Agreement Form. Click here for Spanish version.
For a video explaining the BOTB procedures and setup for the Preliminary competition, click here.
Preliminary competition resources:
For the chaperones' cheat sheet, click here.
For the BOTB Prelims scoresheet, click here.
For a sample of a disputed answer, click here.
Click here for the BOTB study guide for players.
Playoffs resources: (Interim Playoff Resources coming soon)
For the Playoffs' chaperones cheat sheet, click here.
For the Playoffs scoresheet, click here.
For the Interpreters' Guidelines, click here.
There are four sample matches available for use for each division to give students an idea of what a BOTB match looks like:
Green Division PPs:
Blue Division PPs:
Buff Division PPs:
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Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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