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We exist to build people up as mature and powerful communicators. Our expert coaches teaches teach students the discipline it takes to master the arts of logic, rhetoric, and debate. Ethos combines natural persuasion habits and methods, statistical data on techniques, and modern psychology to make you into a master of communication. What are you waiting for?

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Mastership Sourcebooks

The Ethos debate Mastership sourcebooks are your one-stop-shop for debate evidence. With our expert team of researchers on your side, you’ll be unstoppable.

Coming Soon: Ethos Legends

Ethos Legends is the official Ethos debate online debate club. Members get access to the exclusive Discord, special offers and goodies, evidence backfiles, and our team of coaches to help you out whenever you’re in a pinch.

Online Coaching

Whether you have an Affirmative you want to run through, Neg strat you’d like critiqued, or maybe you’re a novice just trying to learn the ropes, our Ethos-certified coaches will lead you to success no matter where you are. 

Ethos Blog

Browse our extensive list of articles detailing everything speech and debate. If you have any questions about theory, strategy, or presentation, our articles will help clear things up. 

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The Number One Way to Boost Consistency – Tagging

The Number One Way to Boost Consistency – Tagging

"No way I should've lost that round; I won every argument on the flow." "How did I lose? The judge ignored my most important argument!" "It's not my fault I lost; my logic was perfect." You've likely heard people justify their losses in these ways. Thoughts along...

Communicating and Debating in an Unsafe World

Communicating and Debating in an Unsafe World

In times like this - I am quick to remind my coaches and students - that debate is really just the practice of real world communication in a competitive format. We only utilize tactics and persuasion in debate, because those same tactics generally mirror their...

Reasons and Advice for Debating Online

Reasons and Advice for Debating Online

“Online debate.” I am not going to lie, when I hear that phrase, I cringe. Or at least, I used to. After partaking in an online debate tournament, I have found that online debate provides a viable, beneficial, and even fun alternative to debate tournaments during...

Launching NEW Ethos Five-Week Courses

Launching NEW Ethos Five-Week Courses

Tired of being stuck at home? So are we. Beat the boredom by joining us for one (or several) of our all-new discounted five-week courses. Click on an image below to read more about each class and register. Classes start in two weeks on April 14, so don't wait!

Figures of Speech: A Handout

Figures of Speech: A Handout

Recently, Thaddeus Tague dug up an old document that Ethos has used for coaching: a figures of speech handout. “Figure of speech” broadly refers to deliberate patterns or abnormalities in language with a goal of producing some effect in the audience; it includes...

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Our method works. Here are just a few of our students’ tesimonials.

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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