Hey, CXers! Just in time for this weekend’s tournaments, Debate Central brings you a brand new politics disad file! We have a TPA politics disadvantage, fully formulated and ready for use in all of your negative rounds. This position brought to you by UNT Assistant Director of Debate Louie Petit. You won’t find it anywhere else! Download the whole thing below. [..]
Speaking drills are an important component of preparing for your debates. Today, we’re going to introduce you to some of the best drills, and explain how each one will help you improve. [..]
In honor of February 12th, today we’re going to share the 12 best pieces of debate advice we’ve ever received. Read and absorb these nuggets of wisdom below. [..]
This week’s guest blog post comes from Myra Milam. Myra is currently a senior at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where she competes in NFALD debate. Last year, Myra was top speaker at the National Forensics Association college National Tournament, in addition to being the National Runner-Up in LD debate. Since beginning her career at Truman as a freshman, Myra has placed in the top ten debaters and top four speakers every year at Nationals. In the past eight years, Myra has competed in and coached every form of debate. Her argumentation style is an ever-evolving performance geared towards advancing inclusion in debate, particularly in terms of her experiences from her social location as a woman.
Today, Myra will tell you what steps to take if your squad seems to be stuck in a rut, and you want to branch out in terms of your interests, argumentative strategy, and style. [..]
We know lots of you have questions about kritiks. That’s why, beginning next week, we’re introducing a new column: Ask a K Hack!
Need help understanding Foucault, Nietzsche, or the cap K? Unsure about how to answer psychoanalysis? Want to know if Heidegger was really a Nazi? We can help!
Ask a K Hack will take your critical theory, philosophy, and kritik questions and provide you with clear, simple answers (and maybe just a little sass) designed to help you win those K debates.
We’re partnering with Eugene Wolters of critical-theory.com and have a range of super-smart people standing by waiting to answer your all your toughest kritikal kwestions. We’ll make sure the person who answers your specific question is not only a successful debater/coach, but also well-read in the literature base you’re asking about.
So, what are you waiting for? Address your burning questions to AskaKHack@gmail.com! We’ll run the first Q&A next week.