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...
How to Interpret Your Speaker Points

How to Interpret Your Speaker Points

“Speaker points” is an appropriate but potentially misleading label for the individual scores debaters receive on their ballots. One widespread misconception (especially among LD debaters) is that the “speaker” in “speaker points” refers to the quality of a...