Persuasive Inoculation

Persuasive Inoculation

This post is from longtime debater and speaker Catherine Alles. Catherine competed in TP with NCFCA for 5 years, and qualified to Nationals all 4 years of high school. Look for more posts from her over the next few months! When a doctor injects a patient with a...
Lessons From Abroad, Part 2

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...
The Keys to Victory

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...
Blitzing: A Strategy for Neg

Blitzing: A Strategy for Neg

Here at Ethos, most of our writers will advocate a shell and extend strategy for TP debaters. I’ve used it for the majority of my debate career myself, and it’s served me pretty well. Sometimes, though, I like to change things up and try out a new strategy, and...