Debate Tip of the Week: Understand Your Weaknesses

The NED Fall Debate Workshop Series begins this Saturday, so sign up now! These workshops are an invaluable resource to jumpstart your year and focus on key debate skills. When I teach at debate camps, I used to poll the crowd ahead of time, asking them what they would most like to improve on inContinue reading “Debate Tip of the Week: Understand Your Weaknesses”

Debate Tip of the Week: You Must Flow

A lot of debaters are sloppy with their flowing, and it’s causing them to lose rounds. Flowing is the foundation of debate. It’s how we understand what’s happening and how we organize our thoughts. If your flow is a mess, your speeches are going to be messes. I know everyone knows that one experienced debaterContinue reading “Debate Tip of the Week: You Must Flow”

Tip of the Week: 6 Debate Bag Essentials

The tournament season is going to be here before you know it, so make sure your debate bag is stocked and prepared for whatever situation you might encounter. Here are six debate bag essentials. 1. Pocket Dictionary Nothing’s worse than watching a round where debaters misinterpret a piece of evidence because they don’t know whatContinue reading “Tip of the Week: 6 Debate Bag Essentials”

Only 3 More Days To Sign Up For The Film Studies Class

Note: I’ve extended the registration deadline to 9/1! If you’re interested in a fun elective this fall semester, check out the Film Studies class we’re offering. There are only 3 days left to sign up, and we haven’t yet hit the 6-student minimum. So if you’re interested, sign up now or the class will notContinue reading “Only 3 More Days To Sign Up For The Film Studies Class”

Debate Tip of the Week – Choose Now: Shortcuts or Genuine Improvement

The easy solution is always tempting, but sometimes taking it can set you back in the long run. I believe this is largely true of debate, where people seek out straightforward tactics to cut through the complexity of the activity. Unfortunately, in doing so they sacrifice understanding and leave themselves vulnerable to counter-attack and ignorantContinue reading “Debate Tip of the Week – Choose Now: Shortcuts or Genuine Improvement”

New Fall Class Opportunity: Film Studies

Registration deadline has been extended to 9/1! Hello all, Marc here. While New England Debate is obviously focused primarily on Speech and Debate, this is our first attempt to expand beyond that scope to provide further educational opportunities. “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out” -Martin Scorsese Movies are theContinue reading “New Fall Class Opportunity: Film Studies”

New England Debate and Lasting Impact Are Partnering for Four Classes This Fall: Sign Up Now!

We’re partnering with Lasting Impact to off 4 different speech and debate clubs this fall. Registration is open now! Here are the details–click the links for more info and registration: Novice Team PolicyTime: 7:00-8:00 ETFridays – Fall Semester, Starting 9/16 – 1.5 hours per weekCost: $125 Members / $150 NonMembers Policy debate is a whole lotContinue reading “New England Debate and Lasting Impact Are Partnering for Four Classes This Fall: Sign Up Now!”