Posts filed under: Debate For All

Drill of the Week – Going for the Disad

Drills and practice debates are the best way to improve your rebuttals! Click for instructions and pointers.

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Drill of the Week – Debating Non-T Affs

Drills and practice debates are the best way to improve your rebuttals! Click for instructions and pointers.

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Drill of the Week – Framework Refutation

Drills and practice debates are the best way to improve your rebuttals! Click for instructions and pointers.

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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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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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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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Tips for Independent Debaters

Debating without strong team, school, and/or administrative support is often a huge hindrance to success. Furthermore, working to satisfy the requirements of schools administrators, tournament directors, and parents without such support can be extremely difficult. For those organizing their own […]

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Throwing the Perfect Spiral

Effective Communication in Debate Rounds by Adam Tomasi Introduction Debate is, at its core, a communicative activity. As such, debaters should understand what it takes to be an effective communicator. Consider the following analogy for effective communication: Suppose you’re passing a […]

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