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Clarifying Questions

Clarifying Questions

What would you say is the ideal cross-examination? Ideas like "a cross-examination that makes your opponents admit their faults" or "asking questions that strengthen your case" may come to mind. However, there's a unique feature of cross-examination that often goes...

Commit to Communicating the Hard Stuff

Commit to Communicating the Hard Stuff

We Ethos coaches frequently hear despair about how judges receive theory-heavy arguments. There’s a perception that judges despise topicality, counterplans never win rounds, and hardly anybody has even heard of a kritik… and those who have heard of a kritik just think...

Captivating Attention: The Importance of Opening Lines

Captivating Attention: The Importance of Opening Lines

“In this rebuttal, I want to go down the flow and refute everything my opponent has said thus far and explain why, at the end of the day, you should vote for me.” This line, in all of its iterations, is useless. For one thing, it is outstanding only in its mediocrity....

It’s Time To Stop Losing Rounds As Affirmative

It’s Time To Stop Losing Rounds As Affirmative

Affirmatives, you need to wake up. How did you divide your research time during the last few seasons? If you’re like most people, you wrote the 1AC early, gradually built your Aff Backup throughout the entire year, but dedicated every other waking moment to expanding...

In Defense of Topical Counterplans

In Defense of Topical Counterplans

A few months ago, for the first time in my Team Policy career, I wrote a Negative brief which centered around a topical counterplan.  Having never attempted this before, I had to sit down for a good while and think through the theoretical justifications for such...

Answering Points of Information – Part 2

Answering Points of Information – Part 2

This is the second installment in a two part series about answering points of information. The first two rules can be found here. Last article we discussed how to setup points of information through transitioning and when to reject points of information. In this post...

Extemp Prep: The First 5 Minutes

Extemp Prep: The First 5 Minutes

“Speaker 4, 5 minutes remaining.” I glance nervously down at my card. My card stares obstinately back up at me. Both of our expressions are blank. Distressed, I pick up my pen and scratch as many words as possible into the 3" by 5" piece of paper. Just as my time...

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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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