The phrase “always be hungry” is at the core of the winner’s mindset. More than anything else, you need to have a constant drive to win and get better. This post will discuss the many different aspects of the winner’s mindset that is required to consistently push through to late elimination rounds at high-intensity tournaments.
A deep dive into the methodology and preliminary accuracy of the DebateDrills Rankings for PF and LD.
This is the last part of an ongoing series of blog posts where Daniel talks about Debate and Economics. In this issue, he talk about the microeconomic foundations of counterplans, building much of the groundwork for a discussion of generalized debate.
There’s nothing worse than seeing those last few seconds tick down on the timer and realize that something was going to go undercovered or dropped. Raffi Piliero writes about coverage in the 1AR in our latest blog post.
This is part of an ongoing series of blog posts where I talk about Debate and Economics. In this issue, I make the argument that debate can be (abstractly) modelled through game theoretic principles, and use those to extrapolate some basic conclusions about debate.
This piece by David Asafu-Adjaye explores depth in critical debates, vital for winning high-level rounds
DebateDrills’ PF and LD rankings include all national bid tournaments hosted on Tabroom and make use of an elo-based system. This article introduces the rankings systems by giving a brief look into their methodology and FAQs.
This is part of an ongoing series of blog posts where Daniel Luo talks about Debate and Economics. In this issue, he discusses novel uses of microeconomic theory in debate, with a particular focus on social choice and game theory.
Lucas Clark discusses the expectaions that debaters should set for themselves competitively.
The Lincoln-Douglas 2021 November-December topic is worker strikes.
Public Forum 2021 November-December Topic Release is cryptocurrency transactions.
This is the first in a multiple-part series on improving efficiency and word economy.
How do impact turns in Public Forum work? See what Gus Gerlach thinks about the strategy
How often should you attend tournaments? Designing a tournament schedule is often challenging, but Raffi Piliero offers suggestions.
How should you prepare in the early days of the topic? Read to hear some tips.
How can you juggle debate with everything else? Grace Homan has some tips.
Why is fairness relevant? Perhaps the better question is whether or not we should continue to answer challenges to the purpose of the activity with calls to procedurals (especially when those procedurals have been relaxed for positions like internationally fiated, solvency advocate-less multi-plank counterplans).
What makes debate tournaments enjoyable? The answer is community. Debate offers the chance to make lifelong friends and have great experiences together.
Some coaches feel nervous or unprepared to coach - Lucas Clarke argues that this is unnecessary. Instead, he outlines the ways to have confidence as a coach.
Public Forum Debate Topic Release for September-October (Sept-Oct).
Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic Release for September-October (Sept-Oct).
Why might reasonability be the preferred paradigm for evaluating theory debates? See the continuation of the debate from the first iteration of this article.
Despite having debated online for some time, people are still getting used to the new format. This article will focus on some things you can do to help smooth the adjustment, both in terms of your enjoyment of tournaments and also for competitive success.
Technical argumentation is a new to Public Forum. I want to focus on what this means for the format at-large. This post makes the case for teams to start learning technical debate.
This is part of an ongoing series of blog posts where I talk about Debate and Economics. In this issue, I discuss how the recent crisis, and part of its long-reaching impact, highlights how important economic issues are and their ability to hide behind many other impacts and scenarios.