Keys to Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Keys to Lincoln-Douglas Debate

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Lincoln-Douglas debate is a 1-on-1 format of debate that centers on philosophical values. Learning to craft a winning strategy takes diligent effort.

Master the Keys to Champion Lincoln-Douglas Debating

Lincoln-Douglas debate is a 1-on-1 format of debate that centers on philosophical values. Learning to craft a winning strategy takes diligent effort, which is why award-winning coach Travis Herche set out to layout his winning strategies. Within these pages, you will learn how to:
  • Create cases that are tightly sealed from flaws
  • Develop rebuttal strategies that attack the best cases
  • Formulate cross-examination questions that cripple opponents
  • Answer cross-examination questions to gain judges favor
  • Leverage the rules of academic debate to your advantage
  • Harness values that build, support and defend your arguments
The sound advice and proven tactics in Keys to Lincoln-Douglas Debate is certain to provide the needed tools for building a champion debater. In the spirit of Training Minds, Keys to Team-Policy Debate provides the apparatus that will “train minds for action” – for debate rounds as well as the world.

Table of Contents

  • Key 1: Start
  • Key 2: Lay the Groundwork
  • Key 3: Run Great Values
  • Key 4: Connect Your Criteria
  • Key 5: Prove Your Contentions
  • Key 6: Prove Your Case
  • Key 7: Master Tricky Theory
  • Key 8: Flow Everything
  • Key 9: Ask Insightful Questions
  • Key 10: Speak Strategically
  • Key 11: Build Strong Character
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Sample Cases
  • Appendix B: Practice Resolutions
  • Appendix C: Drills
ISBN: 978-1-936147-53-3