What is theory?!
What is a PIC? How is a PIC different than a regular Counterplan?
How does one improve at theory? Read this advice and comment below on your own techniques!
“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.
Concept Sometimes you’ll hear a suspicious-sounding word in Scrabble where you’re not quite sure if it’s a real word. You can initiate a “challenge,” which is more or less an accusation that your opponent has cheated by using a word […]
Learn the basis of Elim strategy. When you should you flip? What side should you choose? When should you break new? Should you disclose which aff you’ll read before the round?
Rounds from Brentwood JL, Del Mar AI, Del Mar KK, John Marshall DD, LAMP RR, Lynbrook DW
Kritiks can be scary, but we can demystify them by breaking them down into their component parts: a framework, a disadvantage that links to the framework, and an alternative or counter-advocacy that solves the disadvantage. The kritik critiques something wrong […]
Jargon Plank – Interpretations are composed of one or more planks that prescribe what practices should be allowed. With a bit of practice, you’ll know it when you see it. The interpretation: The aff must not read a plan has […]
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