Policy Debate

Policy Debate

The Even-If Statement

By Nick Matthews

Responding to Kritiks

By Nick Matthews

Arguing Topicality - A General Negative Overview

By Nick Matthews

Topicality is a love-hate relationship. I love going for it and hate answering it, and many debaters feel the same way as well. I do not have any particular desire to discuss something I hate. So we will focus on how to argue topicality on the negative, starting with the 1NC and working our way down from the block all the way to the 2NR.

Conquering the 1AR

By Nick Matthews

Not everyone agrees that the 1AR is the hardest speech to give in debate, but with only five minutes to answer thirteen minutes of arguments, it is by far the most time pressured. Maximizing the strategy and efficiency of the 1AR is key to writing the judge’s ballot.

Generic Strategies

By Nick Matthews

Generic off-case positions are essential to good debaters. We will explore how to use them correctly in this article.

Flexibility

Policy Debate Semifinals (Part 2)

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"Carabelos/Craddock (AFF) vs. Byrnes/Griffith (NEG) in the semifinal round of the 2009 NCFCA Region 3 Invitational. Josh Craddock is Cross-Examined after the 2AC and delivers the 2AR."

Policy Debate Semifinals (Part 1)

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"Carabelos/Craddock (AFF) vs. Byrnes/Griffith (NEG) in the semifinal round of the 2009 NCFCA Region 3 Invitational. Josh Craddock delivers the Second Affirmative Constructive of the round."

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