Revisiting The Burden of Proof, Part 1

Revisiting The Burden of Proof, Part 1

Fact: during at least one of your affirmative rounds at every tournament you go to, the Negative team starts the 1NC by going over the burden of proof, if they didn’t already cover it during the preceding cross-ex.  I myself went through this phase, giving the...
Keys to Persuasion

Keys to Persuasion

One of my favorite books of all time is entitled “Made to Stick”, by Dan and Chip Heath. Throughout the book, they explain what makes certain ideas stick in people’s minds. They explore everything from societal-changing advertisements to folk tales...