20 Practice Parli Resolutions

20 Practice Parli Resolutions

For the coming months, Ethos is providing free resources for parliamentary debaters. Throughout this “Parli Series”, I’ll be posting either practice debate resolutions or strategic tips and advice for parliamentary debate. Why Parli? Whether you’re predominantly an...
The Power of Ethos

The Power of Ethos

It was the National Tournament of 2017, my final and most important high school tournament. I sat outside room E217, waiting for the first Lincoln-Douglas flight to finish for round five. My opponent still hadn’t arrived, but when the first flight let out, I was...
Start with Why

Start with Why

In both debate circles and the “real-world”, it’s a shame that bad arguments prevail. But it’s not the blatantly false arguments which remain; rather, it’s the appealing and seemingly simple points which misguide listeners and debaters alike. These arguments become...
Why You Should Debate in the NSDA

Why You Should Debate in the NSDA

The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) has gotten quite the bad rap from the homeschool community (and some of it is certainly legitimate), but it’s not as bad as many make it out to be. In fact, there are many great educational opportunities you can gain...