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September 23, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

How to Do Impact Calculous–A really quick explanation of tips, strategies, etc..

Four aspects of impact calc are pretty typical:

  • Magnitude
  • Probability
  • Timeframe
  • Turns the case or our impact solves the case best (you can make both arguments)


It helps a ton if you have:

1) significant inroads into the case impacts/solvency

2) a counterplan that solves most of the case


A couple pro tips beyond that:

1) Write it out in advance of the tournament.  And certainly the round.


2) BTW, once you’ve thought about it and done it, it gets soooo much easier to replicate it.


Lets be honest 50% of disad impacts are:

1) hegemony

2) economy

3) war or nuclear war


Those are going to have implications for how the aff solves, particularly the first two.


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