One of the most difficult things to teach is how to predict the topic. Today, we’re teaming up with Sarah Spring, Director of Debate at the University of Houston, to put together your fool-proof guide to assessing the “known unknowns” at the beginning of the season. You can find it below the fold. [..]
Recently, we Tweeted (Follow us: @Debate_Central) a link to one of my very favorite blog posts about summer work. The author, a communications professor at Iowa, is writing for the benefit of graduate students, but he makes some excellent points that apply to debate. You can find the original article here.
I thought we’d do a post modifying this advice and adding some of our own favorites, but first:
Why do debate work in the summer? [..]
Debate Central is proud to announce the second of our 2013 free debate workshop series! You can find the details below the fold: [..]
Debate Central is proud to announce the first of our 2013 free debate workshop series! You can find the details below the fold: [..]
A large part of part of Debate Central’s mission is bringing you current, in-depth information directly from experts. This year, we’re proud to release our economic analysis of the topic, “Economics of the 2013-2014 Debate Topic: U.S. Engagement Toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.” This brief paper, written just for you by Latin America Economic Expert Sergio Daga of POPULI and the Heritage Foundation, is meant for debaters to use as a research resource, background paper, and comprehensive study of this year’s cross-examination topic. You can find it below the fold: