Summary of Today’s Podcast
Matthew Baker enjoyed two years as NCFCA Finalist in Policy Debate. He joined the Monument Publishing/Training Minds Ministry team while in law school to help coach the up-and-coming debaters, many of whom who have experienced the same level of success. Matthew’s signature mark on the debate camp heritage of Training Minds Ministry was his “Research Camp,” of which this is recorded from.
Get ready to learn how to brief on the negative side. Topics include:
- The advantage of general arguments against affirmative cases.
- The types of generic arguments.
- How disadvantages set up for a negative win.
- Building up impacts that disadvantages emphasize.
- Building “net harms” disadvantages against good cases.
- List of examples from NCFCA Environmental year how building generic arguments.
- How generic arguments can be generally very weak.
- The three points of negative briefs.
- How to adapt negative briefs to specific rounds.
- How to write good tags.
- Recognizing sources that may not be credible in your league.
- Four characteristics of good evidence briefs (to be continued next week).
We are now in the heat of debate competition for Season 17! Policy debaters should be briefing everything under their resolutions. In this podcast episode, Coach Baker explains how to develop a negative brief to specifically address cases you plan to hit in your next tournament.
Memberships Have Briefs for You!
Take a good, long look at our memberships! Policy debaters are in their 32nd week of NCFCA, Stoa and NSDA debating. They have a stack of negative briefs written by nationally recognized coaches and champions. Browse the following lists and you will be most impressed: