Thinking Strategically

How Do You “Value” Something?

How Do You “Value” Something?

Many (probably most) Lincoln Douglas resolutions recommend "valuing" one of two things over the other. And most LD debaters don't elaborate on what this means, despite its centrality to the round. The few who do typically appeal to a somewhat vague notion of...

Platform Perfection: Standing Out

Platform Perfection: Standing Out

We hear coaches (and judges) discuss the need to “stand out from the competition.” Point well taken. Just one question: What does this mean for writing, blocking, and performing our platforms? If you have ever asked or thought of a similar question, you are not alone....