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September 15, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Learn Policy Debate: Policy and Cross examination debate resources

This debate blog is about making you a better debater and helping you think in more advanced ways about debating. Its not written in article form as much as content form–so there are typoes and you may have to read some articles twice–but I think that 90% of it should prove useful….And above all its a resource thats made freely available to you–by me who has been involved in debate for over 15 years of my life–at most levels of the activity. You can learn more about policy debate by reading and reflecting on the following core subject areas:

Specific Interesting and Useful Posts about Cross Examination Policy Debate:
Vectors for getting better at policy debate
• My Generic Getting Better at Debate Advice
• The Speech by Scott Deathredge at Northwestern (part 1)
The Speech by Scott Deathredge at Northwestern
Helpful research links (how to access some of your local public libraries digital resources & the 3NR)

Learn Policy Debate: Keyword Searches on Cross examination Debate Topics
Getting Better at Debate
Critical Thinking
Debate thinking models (probably a decent overlap with critical thinking, although critical thinking will likely have more posts)
Impact Comparison
Debate strategy
• Debate skills
• Critiques
Critique debate
Answering critiques
Debating Counterplans
Debating Disadvantages
Answering Arguments
Transportation Debate Topic (you might do an infrastructure search too)
• Debate Resources
Cross Examination in Debate
Coaching debate

* Note: the links are based on keyword search rather than subject heading–so you may have to skip some posts.

** Surprisingly the articles on coaching debate may prove useful to debaters to to think about.

***Note: these articles may stay at the level of meta….as such they may provide a vector for reflection and conversation with teammates. And sometimes the articles serve as checklists….and hopefully they help too.

If you don’t find what you need here, you might consider using the search box in the upper left hand corner. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find a number of post titles you can click on (depending on which browser you use).


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