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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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5 Fixes to Improve Your K Game

Luis Sandoval offers 5 tips to help improve your K game.

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Defining and Debating A Prioris (Noah Simon)

“What is an a priori anyway?” Noah Simon asks and answers the basic definitional question while presenting a nuanced distinction between two types of a prioris. His distinction provides insight into how debaters and theorists should approach a prioris moving forward.

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

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard-Westlake tournament, K vs Theory debates, “We,” and more…

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Holiday Disclosure Post #4 – A Challenge (Bob Overing)

Bob issues a public challenge to inadequate disclosers to debate him on the merits of disclosure.

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Holiday Disclosure Post #3 – Disclosure Norms in LD (Bob Overing)

Bob stakes out a spectrum of possible disclosure practices and defines three thematic divides to characterize the debates on disclosure. He defends a middle-ground approach to disclosure and clarifies exactly which practices that entails.

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