I would definitely recommend doing drill sessions with Paras or any of the instructors in the DebateDrills network—it’s worth it no matter what skill level you’re at. They are great at building upon skills or helping you develop new ones. Even if you’re like me and no longer have much time for debate, the lessons you learn especially from the fast-paced LD debate help you in all areas of life.

Chloe Brown

American Heritage High School ’19
Qualified to Florida States as a Freshman


I started off as a novice, so my first drill session with Paras was very memorable. I knew what theory was but I had never responded to it and the most I had done was write a very simple shell. Paras had me respond to an AFC good shell and after my attempt, explained the ins and outs of the shell and had me do a redo next time. My redos after our session eventually improved so that my first attempts became much better. Another memorable session was when we went through a Death Drive K I had lost to and I responded to it piece by piece. I think that that session really showed the improvement I had gone through with Paras.

Paras explains concepts thoroughly and then instead of easing you into using it, he forces you to think on your feet and start right away. With theory and other types of arguments, some of which I had never seen before, Paras first had me try to attack the arguments before explaining more strategic ways of doing so that I might not have thought of. This method really helps to foster on the spot thinking and also allows students to improve exponentially, as I saw from personal experience.

I would definitely recommend doing drill sessions with Paras or any of the instructors in the DebateDrills network—it’s worth it no matter what skill level you’re at. They are great at building upon skills or helping you develop new ones. Even if you’re like me and no longer have much time for debate, the lessons you learn especially from the fast-paced LD debate help you in all areas of life.

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Parker Whitfill

2017 TOC Champion

Matt Chen

2018 Lexington Invitational Champion

Jong Hak Won

2nd place 2017 Stanford Invitational

Aisha Sheikh

2017 Harvard Invitational, 9th place

Victor Luo

Arcadia High School ’18

Ishan Timalsina

2015 Stanford Invitational Elimination Round Participant

Kirk Wu

2016 Loyola Elimination Rounds

Jack Coyle

2015 Berkeley Invitational - Reached Bid Round, 2-year circuit debater

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Parker Whitfill

2017 TOC Champion

Katherine Fennell

2016 Byram Hills Round Robin Champion

Chloe Brown

Qualified to Florida State as a Freshman
American Heritage High School ’19 

Nirmal Balachundhar

2017 Barklay Forum, 9th place

Matt Chen

2018 Lexington Invitational Champion

Pranav Reddy

2015 TOC Champion

Brennan Caruthers

2013 Cal RR Co-Champion

Connor Davis

2015 SWSDIT Champion

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Parker Whitfill

2017 TOC Champion

Kirk Wu

2016 Loyola Elimination Round Participant