The Stock Issues, Revisited

The Stock Issues, Revisited

In mid-2017, I wrote an article describing what the stock issues are and why they are useful. I still recommend that article for a basic introduction into the stock issues, but since then, I have updated my views on the framework. This article presents a newer and...

Games People Play: Do You Believe It

Games. We play games in everyday life. Chess teaches us strategic thinking. Chess masters learn the stratagems necessary to win the game. Many card games teach the power of bluffing an opponent and are quite strategic in nature. We even apply the concepts we learn in...

Overview of a Disadvantage and How to Respond

I was recently asked several questions about disadvantages via emails. There will be more to come on types of disadvantages and fleshing out each of the points below, but I figure it is best to start with an overview of disadvantages and what you can say against them....
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....