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Author Archives: Marc Davis
New Video: Stop Organizing Your Speeches Poorly!
A very strange practice has been proliferating in the NCFCA and Stoa, and it needs to stop! Speeches should be organized in order to make the job of flowing as easy as possible, but people are effectively re-organizing the entire round each speech, making the round more confusing. It’s time to dedicate ourselves to organized,Continue reading “New Video: Stop Organizing Your Speeches Poorly!”
Policy Debate Theory Q&A Video
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Judging Workshop Video
Spring 2023 Classes and Workshops
The new year is almost upon us, which means that a new semester of classes and workshops from New England Debate! Browse below to see what interests you. Some have a minimum attendance requirement before they can start, so I won’t be charging anyone until that minimum is met. If it’s not met by 1/30,Continue reading “Spring 2023 Classes and Workshops”
Last Chance To Sign Up For Our FREE “How to Judge” Workshop
Register Here There’s only so much time to give judges information about how to judge at a tournament, so the priority is often on procedural things: how to fill out the ballot, what to expect in the round, and what the basic rules are. What goes neglected is actually how to make a good decision.Continue reading “Last Chance To Sign Up For Our FREE “How to Judge” Workshop”
Explore Mars Hill With NED
The man who is contented to be only himself, and therefore less a self, is in prison. My own eyes are not enough for me, I will see through those of others. Reality, even seen through the eyes of many, is not enough. I will see what others have invented. Even the eyes of allContinue reading “Explore Mars Hill With NED”
Video: How to Run Vagueness Arguments Better
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New Video: Debate Strategy Q&A
Debate Tip of the Week: 7 Tips to Improve Your 2ACs
We have three speech and debate coaching opportunities you should sign up for: Fall Debate Workshops, Extemp Roundtable, and the Mars Hill Intensive. The 2AC is one of the most under-utilized speeches in TP debate, second only perhaps to the 1NR. It’s 8 precious minutes for the affirmative that’s often spent addressing the 1NC argumentsContinue reading “Debate Tip of the Week: 7 Tips to Improve Your 2ACs”