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Coaches Roundtable: Sept-Oct Metagame

This is Premier Debate’s first panel-style post of the new season. In this edition, we probe the minds of three prominent coach-judges on the national circuit what they’ve seen so far on the topic and what they’d like to see at upcoming tournaments. For more on what to expect in your region, T-military only, and the roads aff, read on!

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Debate for All: Word Economy (Tess Welch)

What is word economy? How can debaters improve it? Read Tess Welch’s new “Debate For All” piece.

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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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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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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: Intro to PICs (Tess Welch)

What is a PIC? How is a PIC different than a regular Counterplan?

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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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