Monthly Archives: August 2015

On Theory Internal Links

Bob says internal links from common theory standards to common voters are self-evident, needing no justification.

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Loyola Invitational Open for Registration

The Loyola Invitational is a semis bid in LD and offers some of the best competition around to start the year. It’s been open for registration for several weeks and already has about 100 entries. Claim your spots before it’s full at loyola15.tabroom.com.

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Tournament Contact Spreadsheet by Kim Hsun

This spreadsheet is a resource for anyone looking for someone to contact at a tournament in times of need. The goal of this project is to make the circuit be a safer and less hostile environment for everyone, especially for younger debaters just starting out. The circuit can be intimidating (mainly approaching debaters you don’t know) but we promise that those signed up will be happy to help you out. If you feel unsafe, need someone to talk to, or you just need a hug and someone to rant to, contact someone here and hopefully you’ll get the help you need! The spreadsheet also has a judges tab to help disadvantaged debaters looking for judges around their area.

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Debate for All: How to Overview and 5 Reasons You Should

In every writing class or public speaking class, students learn to provide introductory statements that lay out their thesis and the organization of their main points. This is not just for convention’s sake. It’s important to prepare the audience and let them know where you’re headed so they see that your body of evidence proves a larger argument. So why don’t more debaters give good overviews?

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Debate for All: Running an Efficient Practice

Not everyone has the personnel and the coaching to have the “ideal” practice, but hopefully this framework can be useful even on a small scale of just two LDers in a room with three hours on their hands.

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Never Lose to Theory

Never lose to theory again! Check out John, Bob and Marshall’s new way to conceptualize the theory debate.

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Epic Sax Tom

Epic sax Tom.

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Ask the Panel: Adolescent Medical Choices

With the new topic out, we want to help you best prepare for the upcoming tournaments. Ask us your toughest questions!

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Debate Drills

Premier plans on supporting Paras Kumar’s debatedrills.com throughout the season.

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NSDA Announces Sept/Oct Topic: Adolescent Medical Choices

Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.

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