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November 15, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Toolbox for debaters

Real toolbox
1) Understanding judges/judge adaptation (clarity & making it relevant)
2) Criteria/Writing the ballot (decision-making model)
3) Impact comparison
4) Offense/Defense
5) Warrants
6) Interactivity
7) Micro-macro
8) Framing & Weighing
9) SWOT/Strategic Assessment
10) Think like chess
11) Preparation….frontlines, etc…
12) Competitive intelligence

Fake Toolbox:
1) Speed
2) Surprise
3) One-size fits all strategy
4) Assume your opponent isn’t that smart
5) “Outsmarting” opponent via complexity or confusion


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  1. compassioninpolitics / Nov 15 2012 6:34 pm

    There is a much better version of the good tools on Learn Policy Debate (here is a list of possible posts–those at the top are specific posts):

    Meta-cognitive skills is decent in some respects:

    Types of thinking in debate:

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