These videos represent a collection of the top 20 debate videos to provide you with the key elements for success across every aspect of the debate spectrum. Some are as short as 8 minutes while others are close to an hour. Ideally, if you watch them all, you will be exponentially better at debate than you were before. Suggested Starting Points: For Novices: 1, 3, 7, 5, 9 For JV: 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 For Open: 2, 4, 12, 15, 20
In addition to learning about the generalities, it is important to learn about the topic of the year. Specific topic knowledge can help elevate you over more experienced debaters. You should begin with the topic paper. For 2020-21, the Alliances Topic Area paper is located here
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These documents have been prepared by the Director to aid in your preparations for debate tournaments from tournament basics to advanced strategy. Read them. It will make you better.