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Things I Wish I Knew: An Interview

I've known Koryn for two years now: from her first-ever debate camp through her first time debating at Regionals just a few weeks ago. I wanted to talk to Koryn because this year, she and her brother/TP partner Kaleb hit that turning point that always gets me excited:...

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Speaking to an Audience: Setting the Stage

In this post, Harrison discusses some basic principles to keep in mind when speaking to a larger audience. Next time, he'll cover more specific techniques and action steps. Since coming to college, I’ve participated in multiple debate rounds where we invite students...

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Lessons From Abroad, Part 2

This post is a continuation of Joshua's discussion about World School Debate, covering some of its techniques and how they can be applied across debate forms.  Team lines Being the human species, we have a tendency to get off track.  Whether that means forgetting to...

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The Ethos Voting Guide: NCFCA LD 2018-2019

Voting for next year’s NCFCA debate resolutions is still open! Be sure to read our analysis of the TP options, too, and cast your vote before the polls close next week, May 21st. . A. Resolved: When in conflict, rationalism ought to be valued above empiricism. Noah...

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The Ethos Voting Guide: NCFCA TP 2018-2019

The saga continues. We now turn to NCFCA’s proposed debate resolutions for the 2018-2019 season. A. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its policy toward one or more of the countries in the Economic Community of West African...

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The Ethos Voting Guide: Stoa LD 2018-2019

Hopefully, you're planning on making your voice heard as the votes are cast for Stoa's 2018-2019 debate resolutions. Before you do that, though, take a moment to read what two Ethos team members have to say about the LD options this year. If you missed it, be sure to...

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The Ethos Voting Guide: Stoa TP 2018-2019

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. Voting for Stoa's 2018-2019 debate resolutions is now open. Cast your vote---but first, take a look at what three Ethos team members have to say about the TP resolutions! The LD voting guide is coming soon. 1. Resolved: The...

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3 Ways to Win Your Definition Debate

Preemptive warfare. Nationalism. Globalism. The United States. Transportation policy. If you're debating in NCFCA or Stoa this year, your resolution is centered on one of these terms. This season, I've seen students lose rounds on each one of these terms because their...

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Lessons From A Three Year Old

"How could the judge not understand our mandate?" "Did they really miss that round-winning statistic?" "We addressed that Disadvantage! Why was it in their RFD?!" If you've ever had questions like these after a round, then this post is for you....

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Prepping For Regionals: A Montage

Many of you in NCFCA are gearing up for Regionals--your last chance to qualify directly to Nats. Others are hitting mid-season plateau. Or maybe you're still looking for that elusive check mark in Stoa. Whatever your circumstances may be, if you're looking for some...

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The Keys to Victory

Here at Ethos, we spend a lot of time talking about all the different strategies there are for winning debate rounds, and while winning shouldn’t be the only reason you debate, it’s definitely more fun when you do. In that vein, here are the 5 most important things to...

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Speed Tip Series: Organization

Whenever you have a question about life’s crucial issues, there is only one place to go: Pinterest, the ultimate authority on contemporary culture, life, and philosophy. Its wisdom cannot be understated. When you need the latest fashion trends, Pinterest has you...

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