From Intermediate to Advanced

Isaiah on Winning Outrounds

Learn from Isaiah McPeak how to improve your outround performance.

Lindsay See on Rebuttals

Rebuttals have two basic points: 1. Why you’re winning the arguments you’re winning, and 2. Why those ones are the most important.

Three Common TP Questions

Isaiah answers 3 top questions Team Policy debaters have.

Pugh/Bozarth vs. Kintzing/Kintzing

Flow this round write down 3 things you should improve in your presentation style as a result.

I Am Disappointed

I Am Disappointed

ERRATA: This post referred to "this year's national champions" at one point in a way that could've meant any of several teams and people. At least one national championship team this year specifically adopted a strategy like is recommended here. The sentence has been...

DO THIS OR DIE.

DO THIS OR DIE.

What is the very first thing you are going to remember about this post? Probably the title. Unless I can top that title with an equally intense conclusion. The same principle applies to debate and applies to speaking in general. Actually there are two principles in...

Be a Person, Not a Debatebot

Be a Person, Not a Debatebot

This will take you 60 seconds to read. I'm heading off to my regional competition tomorrow and naturally I'm preparing so that I can do my best. Now some important background: my speaker points have been progressively getting worse as the season goes on. I've been...