Edward Panetta, department chair and professor of communication studies at the University of Georgia, shares his thoughts on the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump:
Great analysis from a great political communication scholar and debate coach! Go Dawgs!
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.
To steal a phrase from one of the nation’s best judges, far too many teams approach to debating on the Aff with only “one note”. Cases typically fall into one of a few categories ...
Casey Harrigan, head coach of the Georgia Debate Union, recently recorded a podcast with Bob Jordan of PFDebate.com covering recent controversy in Public Forum debate in high school over the merits of switch side debating. Check it out here.
Add "certainty key" to the list of requirements when selecting your Affirmative case.
In this article, written for an upcoming edition of The Last Word published by The 3NR, I lay out the case for the importance of considering "certainty key" arguments and provide suggestions for how to go about writing them.
The discussion about judge choice has been pretty interesting. To consolidate and improve the dicussion, I've created a new thread with a summary of my main responses to critics. Full read within.
Also - the picture I've chosen for this post has nothing to do with its content -- I just think its pretty sweet.