Posts filed under: Resources

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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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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LD Metagame at Emory

Intro If you’re going to Harvard or Berkeley next weekend and expect to clear, you’re probably going to spend a good amount of time figuring out what cases you’re going to hit. The case wiki has made this process a […]

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Briefs Out Tomorrow! Subscribe now!

100% ready to read, 100% free. Premier’s September / October brief comes out tomorrow!

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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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Debate Drills

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

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2015-16 Tournament Toughness

Take a look at this data compiled by Tim Alderete on the competitor quality at various tournaments in 2014-15

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