2021 Stoa Team Policy Mastership Sourcebook

(16 customer reviews)


This is the official preseason sourcebook for the 2021-2022 Stoa TP resolution, produced by Ethos Debate! At over 570 pages, this is our biggest, best sourcebook yet, and we know that you’ll love it. It’s NOT your average sourcebook — our most skilled researchers spent months getting you the best evidence on the Stoa topic, and it shows. What are you waiting for? Grab yours today!

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The 2021 Stoa TP Mastership sourcebook contains 25 briefs, including...

  • 6 fully prepped affirmative cases with strategy notes.
  • 6 extensive Aff blocks with answers to a host of negative arguments
  • 6 specific negative briefs with structured positions and strategy notes.
  • 2 huge generic briefs on each side of the topic lecture with subsections addressing each possible issue that might come up.
  • 4 fully structured generic disadvantages, complete with second line responses, specific links, extensions for each subpoint, Affirmative responses, and strategy notes.
  • 1 all-inclusive Topicality brief with definitions on each contentious word in the resolution and prepped T-presses.

16 reviews for 2021 Stoa Team Policy Mastership Sourcebook

  1. Riley Batura (verified owner)

    The best sourcebook, with amazing authors and even better evidence.

  2. Riley Batura (verified owner)

    The best sourcebook, with great authors and even better evidence.

  3. Andrew Cazares

    If you’re wanting to get a jump start on this season, the sourcebook is for you. If you want to maintain a jump on the season, not just in the beginning of the season, this sourcebook is for you. The Affirmative Cases are great and written well – oh and in case you forgot, there’s SIX Affirmative Cases in the sourcebook. Then there’s the Negative Briefs, which of course are great. Then there’s the Generics – sheeshhh, probably my favorite things out of the sourcebook, especially the Gen T (Written by the one and only Nathanael Morgan). All the Gens are going to be a great help throughout the season. The only thing I could ask for are some better intros for 1 or 2 of the 1ACs. But then again, as all the Sourcebook Writers say, make the case your own, so I suppose it’s ultimately up to you. In all, I’d describe the Ethos Sourcebook with one word: Legendary.

    Now speaking of Legendary……….. If you want to have a greater Ethos Experience, I would definitely recommend joining Ethos Legends. If you want top-notch theory, strategy, and tactics, top-notch coaching, and a top-notch community, AS WELL AS 3 NEG BRIEFS A MONTH, then Ethos Legends is the place for you. So, if becoming Legendary in your Speech in Debate Career is what you want, then you want to join Ethos Legends.

  4. Noah S

    Sigma casebook, 570 pages ish, worth every cent

  5. Samuel M. (verified owner)

    Simply put, the Ethos sourcebook is outstanding. The cases that the sourcebook contains are certainly well developed, researched, and laid out; for competitors that are looking for cases to run, obtaining the sourcebook is unquestionably the right action. The Neg briefs will most definitely be beneficial to teams that hit these cases (and also variants of these cases). However, the almost two hundred pages of generic briefs, in my opinion, are undoubtedly the best part of the sourcebook. These briefs are extremely well written, and will serve you well throughout the year. All in all, the Ethos sourcebook is much better than any other sourcebook that is out there, and is less expensive than many others. I would recommend the sourcebook for those who are just starting out all the way to advanced students.

  6. Charlie Said

    Most sourcebooks are a joke, worthless to anyone with over a year of experience. They are poorly formatted, cite weak sources, and seem designed to fill time more than win rounds. Ethos is nothing like that. This product is high-quality and expansive. The evidence is from top-tier sources, and the arguments are designed to win under Net Benefits. In short, it looks like some of the best briefs that elite Stoa TPers produce each year. Now, it’s not everything you’ll need all year long, but it’s a great start. Also, the price is a bargain. There’s nothing on the market that competes with this product, it is the bleeding edge of purchasable evidence.

    My only regret surrounding this sourcebook is that my opponents will have it.

  7. Logan Reece (verified owner)

    I’ve seen my fair share of disappointing sourcebooks. This one felt way different. Most importantly, unlike most sourcebooks, most of the arguments presented across the cases, back-ups, and briefs are compelling and well-supported.

    I could see a very large portion of this sourcebook’s 570 pages being featured on an RFD as a winning point for the side presenting it. Not common among sourcebooks. Worth the money.

    Shoutout to Nathanael for having a *really* solid AC!

  8. cole herrera (verified owner)

    This sourcebook will definitely help. 570 pages… sheesh. Two major plus’s is that the majority of the evidence is credible, and the t-presses are also pog. The only thing that sucks is I have to print it all…

  9. Aidan McKinnon

    This is my first experience with a sourcebook, and this is probably one of the best I could have! I just absolutely love it and for Debaters at my level or even on the high end, I think its worth ever cent!!

  10. Karen Murrah (verified owner)

    This year’s sourcebook is the best resource for getting a jumpstart on prep for the upcoming season. Whether you plan on using one of the cases, getting a few fully written neg briefs out of the way, or pulling out the DAs and Gen briefs whenever they are needed in your rounds, I highly recommend the sourcebook to any debater, regardless of experience level.

  11. Ann Lopez (verified owner)

    The best thing about the Ethos Sourcebook in my opinion is the generic briefs section. Whenever I go into a round that i have no idea what the other team is running, I get really scared that I’ll have to do an impromptu neg. And tbh I’ve always been scared of them. But the generic briefs on AI as a whole is absolutely AMAZING! It has section after section of evidence, logic links, and impacts on basically anything to do with AI. The great thing about it is that theres actually two briefs, one against AI and one for it. So regardless if the opposing team’s plan is to increase or abolish, the sourcebook will 100% have evidence that i’ll be able to use. So the next time I do an impromptu neg, I know that i’ll be able to have well-researched arguments on my side. 🙂

  12. Maddoc Stellman (verified owner)

    Wow! This sourcebook is EPIC! 570 pages long, Loads of evidence, Generic briefs, And tons of Affs and Negs. 100% worth the money!

  13. Robin Axelberd (verified owner)

    This source book is a fantastic resource! Not only does it have a plentiful amount of cases, but it also has a number of topical papers that help to define and explain the topic as well as several topical DAs. It really provides a great toolbox to help understand the topic, which I think is just as critical as the cases themselves. Well worth the purchase – a lot of great content for a reasonable price.

  14. Jack

    These sourcebooks are the ones you want to buy if you want to win.

  15. Hudson Kubiak (verified owner)

    This sourcebook is 100% worth it, and I would recommend it to any debater who is looking to 1. Debate well, and 2. Learn about the resolution. Debaters going into this year expecting to do better then last year, or debaters who regularly make it to Nationals, this sourcebook’s only flaw is having too much evidence. :p

  16. bjtomasovic (verified owner)

    I’d like to preface this review with the fact that I have read the entirety of this sourcebook and I have run it at 1 tournament. I’m giving this 5 stars for a few reasons. 1. Decent evidence, some of the briefs are definitely better then others, but I 100% see myself using the evidence in this source book for the entirety of the season. It is vastly better than the other source books I’ve tried. 2. Wide range of argumentation, this has multiple generics that I have actually USED. Usually generics are vague trash that don’t apply. I have used a ethos generic every neg round I have argued in. It is a massive breath of fresh air to have decent generics. 3. Introduction to the res, this source book has multiple affirmatives that the reader can look over to gain ideas for what they want to run/prepare for what others run. 4. It is 40 bucks for just over 570 pages of evidence. Thats an amazing deal for what you get. Instead of buying some ties just get this sourcebook.

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