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So You’ve Got a 1AC

Note: Tips for 2010, Part 1. By this time of the year, most of you should have chosen a case topic and have a written 1AC. Take a second, open the document or grab your binder and look at it—you are looking at hours of research, thought, revisions and powerful facts,...
1AC Writing Tutorial: Which Stock Issues Where

1AC Writing Tutorial: Which Stock Issues Where

How should you format your first 1AC? First, let’s give two example outlines. Second, realize which stock issues are proven where. Third, we’ll talk about the actual writing. I. Example Outlines Plan-Meet-Need case structure looks like this: I....

How to Win Nationals

What does it take to win nationals (This is what I’m supposed to write about but I don’t presume to know the answer so I will tell you a few things I have learned) A little game of True or False. You have to network with other debaters. TRUE, if you take away the net...

Goals for the Year

Right now, you are either hopefully getting some case ideas together, or preparing for the upcoming debate season (or if you are like me, you were ignoring debate and going to football practice). Before you get too far, you need to think about what your goals are for...