What You Will Need To Be Prepared For Every Tournament
In a 1/2" binder:
Two copies of your 1AC, one for your team, and one for your opponents
A copy of the Stoa TP Debate Rules - note any rule changes at the beginning of the year
A copy of Evidence Philosophy and Standards
In debate file box/bag/rolling luggage, include the following:
a water bottle
extra pens - two colors
post it notes
AFF extension evidence
NEG briefs – ACTION Club Briefs, Monument NEG briefs, any other sourcebooks (i.e. NIHD, Ethos)
any resources (calculator, pocket versions of dictionary, atlas, almanac, etc.)
Delight in the Lord through prayer, meditating on scripture and worship
Pressed attire (young men will learn how to tie a tie)
Clean and tidy appearance
Stay fit, hydrated and well-rested BEFORE the tournament
Click to Download
Debate lingo - what do these words mean?! A helpful glossary of definitions within debate theory.
CASE ANALYSIS SHEET
A helpful resource for brainstorming against NEG cases.
BALLOT ANALYSIS SHEET
This is a helpful tool to evaluate your performance, identify new goals, and track your progress.
RESEARCH 101 BY DR. REGNERUS
Mark Regnerus, Ph.D., professor of Sociology at the University of Texas, about how to do in depth research, a life lesson, that you can apply to debate research now.
He will cover things such as...
How would a professional/academic analyze "evidence"? What filters are used to evaluate research?
How does academic publishing work? What are signs of weak credibility internally/externally?
How often are academic studies, findings, and experts wrong?
How to think about methodology and methodological flaws (remember the topics are criminal justice and China foreign policy)
How credible is an "experts say..." argument, really, if you don't know why they say it?
1AC FLOW TEMPLATE
This template contains the information that is necessary/helpful in your 1AC that you upload to the Club Flow Library on Google Drive after tournaments. Everyone uses their own shorthand, so it's "best" to type it up - this is an editable word document.
When everyone contributes, everyone benefits. Remember, flowing is a foundational debate skill.
These flows help direct the brainstorming sessions and E-Ring assignments.
Go ACTION teamwork!
NOTEBOOK TAB INDEX
This index is customizable, and can help to organize your TP notebook by keeping your handouts and notes organized by topic.