Debate Commentary

Live Chat with the Lius on Saturday: Get Your Questions Answered by TOC Co-Champions

Post your questions on the September-October topic (animal rights) for Jeff and Larry Liu, co-champions of the 2011 Tournament of Champions in LD, on this post and have them answered on Saturday from 2-4 PM Central Time. ———————————————————————————————————————————- You’ve asked and we’ve responded. Thanks to everyone for all the great …

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get your ex back letter

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Analysis in Congress and the Team Dynamic

By NSD instructor, Alex Smyk Every Congress squad I’ve encountered is really close. We spend absurd amounts of time together, both inside and outside of rounds. That’s part of the beauty of Congress – it’s a social event that is conducive to teamwork. Teamwork, though, sometimes goes awry. The problem …

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Back to Reality

By NSD instructor, Alex Smyk There’s nothing more annoying than hearing your speech and debate teammates making a classroom presentation. More often than not, they turn your English classroom into a competitive round by using their “debate voice” – by bringing the world of forensics tumbling awkwardly into a room …

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Give and Take

By NSD instructor, Alex Smyk One thing debaters don’t think about in a round is how they got there. I don’t mean how they got to an obscure classroom somewhere in Cambridge at the tournament hosted by a certain inferior Ivy League university – I mean how they obtained the …

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