Tag Archives: Strategy

NSD Update ‘State of Debate’ Round Table

Ari: This is the first installment of a National Symposium for Debate round-table discussion that aims to treat several issues that have recently received considerable attention in conversations about the state of Lincoln-Douglas debate. The organizing theme of our round table is, broadly, the question of whether LD, as it …

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NFL Final Round analysis

RFD – NFL National Final Round 2012 by Dave McGinnis I’ll start with a general discussion of the round, followed by the RFD. Bear in mind of course that this RFD was only mine. There were 11 judges and the round was decided on a 7-4. Both debaters did a …

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Competing Interps and the RVI

by Daniel Moerner Before judging Octas at Valley, a debater asked the panel the following question: “Do you believe that competing interps implies an RVI?” To my surprise, the rest of the panel said yes. I think the rest of the panel was deeply confused about theory debates. It is …

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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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