Headed to Nationals in Public Forum, but feeling overwhelmed by the huge size of the resolution? Debate Central to the rescue, with the most thorough guide available to the 2014 Nationals PF topic, “Resolved: NATO should strengthen its relationship with Ukraine in order to deter further Russian aggression.” We’ve got you covered. Check out the pro guide today, complete with an introduction to the resolution’s key concepts, historical background, key news items to watch, strategy advice, and– of course– free evidence. And stay tuned for the con guide, out soon! [..]


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.   [..]


Now that the season is officially over (or, at least, you have a significant break before NFL Nationals), no one would blame you for wanting to take a break. But we know lots of you out there are HARDCORE and will want to use all your newfound summer free time to improve your debate performance. Here are 5 easy strategies for ensuring you come back to your next competitive season ready for total dominance. [..]


As this debate season draws to a close, your most triumphant wins and painful losses are probably still fresh in your brain. That makes right now the perfect time to conduct an honest self-assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as a debater. Take the time to reflect on what you do well, and what you’re not so great at. This is the first step to coming up with a plan for improving over the summer, clarifying your goals, and creating strategies that play to your personal strengths. Today, we’re going to help you get started. [..]


Today’s free card Friday is a useful boost to your TPA/TPP politics disadvantage scenario. Find it below the fold! [..]

As many of you prepare for crucial post-season tournaments, the pressure to perform well can start to get to you. Unfortunately, sometimes this causes debaters to decide to try out some sneaky tactics in an attempt to gain an advantage. Today we’re going to take a look at this by introducing you to the “shady six”: six behaviors that you should absolutely NOT do if you want to be a serious, champion-quality debater. [..]

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