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We hope you enjoy these resources. If there are more things you think Ethos could provide, we’d love to know! Email blog@ethosdebate.com with any requests.

How to Run a Stop-Start Round

A three-page PDF for in-club guidance to parents and coaches on running a stop-start.

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Debate Persona Template

Use this to help define your persona as a debater, so you’re not a debatebot.

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Figures of Speech Handout

The handout from camps with quotes to imitate for your own figures.

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Goalsheet Template

This spreadsheet is how Lone Star CC and the Ethos XL program track goals.

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Teaching Plan: Disadvantages

Use this to teach how to structure and strategically think about disadvantages and their responses.

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Figures of Speech Prezi

Feel free to use this overview of figuring speech. It goes with the handout also on this page.

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Generic Brief: Good Policy Criteria

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National Champion 1AC

In 2010, Josiah McPeak and Patrick Shipsey won NCFCA team policy nationals. This was their case.

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Example Goals-Criterion Case

Notice that the weighing mechanism quotes from existing law to establish the goal.

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Generic Brief: Pilot Projects

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Generic Brief: Vague Mandates

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Generic Brief: Evidence Standards

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