Tag Archives: Topic Discussion

TOC Announces Bid Levels for 2014-2015

Lexington , KY- The TOC has announced the bid levels for tournaments for the 2014-2015 season. This was found at https://ci.uky.edu/toc/ldqualifiers20142015. AUTOMATIC QUALIFIER- Octafinals at the 2014 TOC The following LD debate tournaments are OCTAFINAL qualifiers for 2014-2015: Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) Bronx Science (NY) Glenbrooks (IL) Greenhill (TX) Harvard …

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Debate and Speech Impediments by Ben Koh

Since the beginning of the year I’ve had a few words in my paradigm about debaters who are struggling with speech impediments. This never came to actualize itself or be a relevant question for me, however, until fairly recently. At Blake, I had just finished judging a round when one …

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NSD 2013 Topic Analysis

This year, the National Symposium for Debate jettisoned the traditional, lecture-based, resolutional analysis lecture and replaced it with an online discussion. In this video, five NSD staffers-Alex Smith, Jeff Liu, Larry Liu, Elana Leone, and Ari Parker-discuss their thoughts on the 2013 institute topic: Resolved: The United States ought to …

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NSD Topic Analysis Online Now!

The NSD Topic Analysis is now online! Find it at NSDVideos.Weebly.com. Click the “Debate Camp” option at the top, then select the video from the page. Make sure to thank Eric, Rebar, and Emily for helping you prepare for the topic!

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It’s Time for the ‘Conditionals’ Argument to Die

It’s Time for the ‘Conditionals’ Argument to DieArticle by Christian Tarsney It’s that time of year again! The TOC is just around the corner, with all that that entails, and hopefully if you’re heading to Kentucky next weekend, your prep is progressing well, and you’ve got visions of plastic ponies …

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The Future of Topic Selection Reform

The Future of Topic Selection Reform Steven Adler I am writing this to inform the community of plans for topic selection reform moving forward and to let interested parties know how they can make a difference outside of the round. After much careful consideration, Paul Zhou and Adam Hoffman have …

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