All posts by: bobovering

Two New & Bad Theory Arguments (Bob Overing)

Bob dissects and rejects “neg abuse outweighs” and “1AR theory bad.”

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10 Things I Like, TOC Edition (Bob Overing)

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard tournament, plant pedagogy, and “1AR theory bad.”

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TOC Diversity Enhancement (New)

This post details the changes made to TOC mutual preference judging, announced by Greg Malis on 4/23.

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LD Practices Survey 2016

The purpose of this survey is to help evaluate current debate practice norms in LD and to distinguish between varying practices beyond a broad approach like “disclosure good” vs. “disclosure bad.” What do you think is appropriate?

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Holiday Disclosure Post #5 – Reply and Round-Up (Bob Overing)

Bob summarizes some of the arguments from this season’s disclosure/disclosure theory battles.

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TOC is Six Prelim Rounds (Survey)

This post discusses some factors to consider when arguing about number of prelims and polls the community on the ideal number.

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Announcing the Inaugural Eight Week Big Questions Intensive

Premier Debate launches its inaugural foray into Big Questions Debate.

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LD Metagame JF17 Edition (Bob Overing)

Bob breaks down the Jan-Feb meta based on his analysis of doubles participants at Cal Berkeley and Harvard. He theorizes three different categories of aff and highlights some of the differences between the east and west coast metagames.

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Debate for All: How to Practice Theory

How does one improve at theory? Read this advice and comment below on your own techniques!

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10 Things I Like and Don’t Like, featuring Harvard (Bob Overing)

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard tournament, plant pedagogy, and “1AR theory bad.”

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