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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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Debate For All: Being “Sick With the Lay”

by Lawrence Zhou. What does it mean to be sick with the lay? It means mastering the difficult concept of judge adaptation. It means making arguments accessible to a wide range of audiences. It means mastering a balance of technical […]

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Util/Trutil with Tom Placido: RTBF in the US (Part 1)

Welcome to Util/Trutil. We’re back this week after a one-week hiatus with a two-part special focusing on a plan that implements the right to be forgotten in the US. Today’s piece will discuss inherency and solvency questions. Tomorrow we’ll focus on advantage areas.

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Debate For All: Choosing Positions as a Young Debater

Newer debaters inevitably repeat their predecessor’s mistakes. In particular, younger debaters should avoid obscure or gimmicky positions. These types of positions include fantastically abusive plan texts, indefensible T interpretations, blatant necessary but insufficient burdens, Ks copy/pasted from policy files, and frameworks that are 99% SAT vocabulary. […]

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Debate For All: What’s a Framework?

Jargon: Value Criterion, Standard, Framework all mean the same thing. Whereas lay debaters usually are familiar with the first term, most circuit debaters use the latter two. All three of these words refer to arguments about the resolution’s evaluative term, […]

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Debate For All: Counterplans in LD #1

Explanation Definition A counterplan (or CP) is a specific advocacy forwarded by the negative debater to prove a superior option to doing the aff. That might sound complicated, but it’s not! 

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A plea to debaters by Mia Berman

Trigger Warning: This article discusses revenge porn.

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