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Impacting: Not Just For Debate

Impacting: Not Just For Debate

If you have been around forensics for any substantial length of time, you have likely, at some point, watched a truly fascinating speech, only to be left asking a single question. “Why?”  Whenever this happens, the speech’s entertainment value is typically off the...

2021-2022 Stoa TP Resolution Option Review

2021-2022 Stoa TP Resolution Option Review

The Stoa TP resolution choices are out, and there are some important positives and negatives to go over. Thus, I’ll just jump right into the first option: Resolved: The USFG should substantially reform the use of Artificial Intelligence technology. I feel like I...

Guide to Moot Court Part 2: Practice

Guide to Moot Court Part 2: Practice

Like any event in speech and debate, becoming proficient at moot court requires practice. This is the second part of a series about moot court, in the last article we discussed four steps to prepare for your first moot tournament. This post will outline three ways...

Stop Losing Rounds to Abuse

Stop Losing Rounds to Abuse

You’ve just delivered the greatest 2NR of your life. Certain that you’ve just won the round, you sit back in your seat with a grin. There may be one more speech left, but the round is essentially over. You hammered in your points, and demolished the mediocre...

Refuting Emotional Appeal

Refuting Emotional Appeal

"I voted for your opponents because lives are important." Staring disappointedly at that solitary sentence, I felt overwhelmingly perplexed and perhaps even a tad disappointed. It has happened to all of us: you compete in a debate, you feel sure that you won, but you...

The Benefits of Rapping Your 2AR’s

The Benefits of Rapping Your 2AR’s

Anybody who’s been in TP or LD debate for any considerable amount of time understands the necessity of delivering a memorable 2AR.  After all, being able to give the final speech of the round poses a significant rhetorical advantage to the affirmative--an advantage...

Guide to Moot Court Part 1: Step-by-Step Preparation

Guide to Moot Court Part 1: Step-by-Step Preparation

One year ago I decided to compete in moot court in NCFCA. The activity was incredibly daunting at first. I had watched plenty of moot court rounds but frankly understood very little of what was going on. People would grip the podium instead of using hand gestures,...

Voting Issues Part I: The Case Against Voting Issues

Voting Issues Part I: The Case Against Voting Issues

Carefully read a list of numbers, wait a minute or two, and then try to recall as many of those numbers as you can. It’ll probably be easiest to remember the first and last few numbers. That’s because your brain is wired to recall things in order of primacy and...

The “Problem” With Judging, Examined

The “Problem” With Judging, Examined

A couple of years ago, Harrison wrote a couple of excellent articles (here and here) delving into the different types of debate judges, and the pros and cons of each style. While we all understand the fact that there are different kinds of judges, it’s still very...

Why I Believe in Sub-points

Why I Believe in Sub-points

Every region has “that one team.”  That one team that, when you see their name on postings next to yours, makes your heart sink a bit.  No, we’re not talking about the team that goes 6-0 and wins the tournament every time, we’re talking about the one that,...

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Camp exceeded all my expectations. We learned advanced strategies in delivery, case structure, prep time usage, research, and so much more. I cannot recommend this camp enough. Even if you’ve gone to ten other debate camps in the past I promise you will learn many important and applicable concepts you have never even heard of before.
Deidra H.

NCFCA, Lincoln Douglas

Nearly my whole perspective on debate as I knew it was completely reversed, and not only can I defend why I make my arguments now, I am looking forward to having fun doing it! Thanks you guys for an epic camp, filled with high-level, expert debate theory and encouraging, matter-of-fact coaching with Jadon Buzzard, Anthony Severin, and all the rest of the coaches.
Nathanael M.

Stoa, Team Policy

I’ve been doing debate for 2 and a half years now. I’ve always been confused about debate topics and terminology — such as impact calculus, kritics, and DAs. This camp taught me in three days more than I’ve learned in club every single week and more than I’ve learned at any debate event or camp ever. This debate camp has really changed my life and changed the way how I think about debate and how I debate in general.
Justin M.

NCFCA, Team Policy

BEST DEBATE CAMP EVER!! Top tier coaches and great lessons (for LD at least). I learned far more then I have at any other camp. I feel far better equipped to debate at the regional (and hopefully national) level then I did before this year started. Thaddeus Tague was a great teacher for LD. I would recommend this camp to everyone. I can’t express how great this camp was. out of 5 stars i give it 6.
Paul W.

NCFCA, Lincoln Douglas

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