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12/18/2010 6:03 PM by

The decision about whether or not to debate in college can be tough. But the benefits of college debate are simply too valuable to pass up!  Education College debate is educational for all of the same reasons that high school debate is: public speaking, research, critical thinking, etc.

12/14/2010 7:40 PM by

by Mike Lacy

If you haven’t already heard, debater flexibility is the wave of the future for debating on the neg.  By debater flex I mean the ability to go for an array of diverse categories of arguments – disads, counterplans, kritiks, topicality, impact turns, link turning the case, etc.  It’s a term I stole from Jarrod Atchison who talked about the importance of debater flex in his ballot from the final round of the 2008 NDT.

12/08/2010 2:29 PM by

Counterplans that compete via a net benefit that is not by itself a disadvantage to the plan action are contentious, but generally at least provisionally accepted across the debate community. This post outlines a way that a crafty negative team can use these CP's to make the 1AR's life miserable.

12/06/2010 12:49 PM by Ed Panetta

             While it is exciting to be “recruited” to debate by a college debate program, the decision to attend a particular university (or type of university) is a decision that should include a number of important factors.   Over the years, I’ve come to the conclusion that a student needs to be able to answer one question before evaluating the debate program.