2015 will kick off with the Lincoln-Douglas debate resolution “Resolved: A Just Government Ought to Require Employers to Pay a Living Wage.” Today, we’re releasing our guide to building a solid case, so you can start your second semester off strong! This topic breakdown covers key arguments for both the affirmative and negative sides of the debate. [..]
Want to get a jumpstart on the 2014-2015 season, and learn debate techniques from some of the best coaches in the DFW area, all for FREE? Join us at one of our Fall 2014 debate workshops!
Session 1- August 9th, 2014
Session 2- September 20th, 2014
Registration 9am-10am, Workshops 10am-4pm
University of Texas- Dallas. Come check out a college campus with it’s own successful debate program — right here in DFW!
Debate Central, in partnership with the University of Texas-Dallas, is hosting a FREE, day-long workshop in CX (two levels), LD, and PF (pending enrollment) debate!
Each session will cover skills, topic basics, and preparation, as well as include a free packet of practice evidence created by Debate Central experts! Workshops include day-long instruction as well as a provided lunch.
Any debater or team registered by the deadline is welcome to attend!
Workshops are taught by successful area coaches, including:
(If you miss the priority deadline, you are still welcome to attend. However, we encourage you to register ASAP to guarantee your participation.)
If you are registering as an individual: Please complete the registration form here
If you are registering as a team: If you would prefer to register as a group, coaches may email Rachel Stevens (Rachel DOT Stevens AT ncpa.org). Please include the number of students you wish to register in each event. Whenever feasible, please do this as soon as possible to guarantee appropriate planning, particularly in Public Forum.
With NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association, formerly National Forensics League/NFL) Nationals coming up next week, Debate Central wants to help you be as prepared as possible. We interviewed a number of debaters who have done well at Nationals in years past, and today we’re sharing their best tips for success. [..]
Last week, we brought you the affirmative guide to the 2014 LD Nationals resolution. Now, go check out our guide to debating the negative side of the topic “Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens.” In it, you’ll find all the topic background information, strategic advice, and free evidence that you need to build a Nationals-caliber Lincoln-Douglas case! [..]
We’ve got just what LD debaters need as they gear up for national tournament competition: a brand new, up-to-the-minute guide to debating the affirmative side of the 2014 Nationals resolution: “Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens.” It features a topic analysis, strategy advice, and free evidence! Check it out below. [..]