Here are the impromptu topics utilized at the tournament, available for your practice.Read More
Here’s our freshest set of practice resolutions.Read More
“Here they are for practice and reference.”Read More
At a recent camp, I was asked: “No one in my area has as much experience as me. Should I just partner with someone who isn’t as good?”Read More
You’ve seen it.
They bring the teams up to announce the topic. A tournament official announces the resolution into a microphone; both teams madly dash to a room…Read More
Ace Peak is creating a resolution vault. Here is the start of it!Read More
Academic debate offers resolutions with three different kinds of claims: value, fact, and policy. Understanding the difference between them allows you to craft your case with precision, and deliver your advocacy with accuracy.Read More
A voting issue (or “voter”) is a reason for the...Read More
Resolutions have 3 basic moral charges. Each calls for a significant shift in the kinds of arguments you run...Read More
Deductive reasoning (Betsy is a cow, all cows eat grass, therefore Betsy eats grass) is widely regarded as the most scientific...Read More
There are two basic tools that make explanation possible. This post covers the first one:
Reference points are things that two people already know, like a shared language. This post is written in English, because I know that’s what you speak. If it were written in Swahili, it may still contain useful information, but it would probably be useless to you.
Beyond language...Read More