Keys to Team-Policy Debate

Keys to Team-Policy Debate

Regular price
$25.00
Sale price
$25.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.

The key to winning debates isn't found in boxes and boxes of evidence, a "flawless" case, or being lucky enough to win the judge's favor. The key to winning is in strategy, which is exactly what this book, authored by recognized debate coach Vance Trefethen, covers in detail.

Master the Keys to Champion Debating

The key to winning debates isn't found in boxes and boxes of evidence, a "flawless" case, or being lucky enough to win the judge's favor. The key to winning is in strategy, which is exactly what this book, authored by recognized debate coach Vance Trefethen, covers in detail. Within these pages, you will learn how to:
  • Create affirmative cases that are excellent and prepared for defending
  • Develop negative strategies that attack the best cases
  • Formulate cross-examination questions that cripple opponents
  • Answer cross-examination questions to turn judges to your favor
  • Leverage the rules of academic debate to your advantage
  • Gather evidence that builds, supports and defends your arguments

Every chapter includes a teacher's outline, questions for discussion, and student preparation helps. Academic debaters who are serious about winning their competitions will be just as serious about owning a copy of Keys to Team-Policy Debate. The sound advice and proven tactics in this book is certain to provide the needed tools for building a champion debater.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Chris Jeub
  • Key #1: Understand the Purpose
  • Key #2: Master Your Speaking Responsibilities
  • Key #3: Write Cases That Win
  • Key #4: Leverage the Power of Fiat
  • Key #5: Stay Within the Bounds of Topicality
  • Key #6: Identify Your Barriers of Inherency
  • Key #7: Solve Significant Problems
  • Key #8: Use the Persuasive Power of Disadvantages
  • Key #9: Master the Art of Cross-Examination
  • Key #10: Back Up With Evidence
  • Key #11: Flow Every Time
  • Key #12: Refute the Arguments
  • Key #13: Give Judges What They’re Looking For
  • Key #14: Write Solid Negative Briefs
  • Key #15: Run Counterplans and Minor Repairs Wisely
  • Key #16: Understand Kritiks
  • Key #17: Choose & Use Quality Sourcebooks
  • Key #18: Strategize: Sample Debate
  • Afterword
  • About the Author
ISBN: 978-1-936147-29-8