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July 13, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Advice from a Northwestern Lab Leader

1. DON’T USE THE SPEECH DOCS TO FLOW!

2. Make important arguments that are not in the speech doc

3. Bring all necessary supplies (flash drives, power strip, extension cord, backup viewing laptop, pens, paper, timer) ***

4. Don’t let the other team go until you are set to go

5. Read cards in the 1AR [this is an art I think, but a smart one]

6. Don’t read more evidence before you have used existing evidence ***

7. Directly indict/read other teams evidence

8. Don’t over apply advice ***

9. Absence of argument by them is not an argument for you

10. Write the ballot in the final rebuttals ***

11. Write down cross-x questions before you give it [not exactly sure what this is going for]

12. Keep overviews brief, use them to describe how all of the small arguments interact with each other

13. Apply the critique to the AFF ***

14. Label your analytic arguments ***

15. Connection moments are good [sounds interesting, not sure what it means]

16. Explain the implications of winning an argument (why does winning what your winning make you win)

17. Use even if statements

18. Don’t say NGCs

19. Set up for your speech in a clean, uniform, manner, and always have a stand.

20. Figure out your impact calc early and do it in comparison with the AFF/NEGs impact *****

21. Check your timer at natural stopping points

22. Don’t clarify too much about the plan text unless your prepared to defend it

23. Use definite adjectives

24. Realize we have a website with this on it

25. Use legal sized paper

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