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The Best Web Tools for Debate Work — Policy Debate — Medium

Posted on August 20th, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, General, Research, Team Information. Comments Off on The Best Web Tools for Debate Work — Policy Debate — Medium

The Best Web Tools for Debate Work — Policy Debate — Medium.

I love the internet and I love the ways it can make debate work more efficient and easier. Thus, I am constantly experimenting with different web tools to make debate work better.

Read more over at Medium!



Known Unknowns – Preseason Anxiety and Debate

Posted on August 12th, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate, Research. Comments Off on Known Unknowns – Preseason Anxiety and Debate

This post is brought to you in collaboration with the good peeps over at DebateCentral! 

Also posted at Medium.com

PreSeason Anxiety? 

Preseason Anxiety can strike at any time. This sufferer has not yet recovered.

August is a tough time for debaters, in both high school and college. Debate camp is over. “Real” school is about to start again. But what causes us to lose the most sleep, more than even what to wear on the first day of class, is the total uncertainty of predicting what this season’s debate topic will bring.



Revenge of the Analog Evidence

Posted on June 3rd, by Sarah Spring in Debate Pedagogy, Research. Comments Off on Revenge of the Analog Evidence

Today I got a big set of books from the wonderful UH library system for the upcoming War Powers college CEDA/NDT topic and I was reminded of the value of analog – i.e. “books” – in the process of debate research.

Now, this insight is not all that novel, in fact it perhaps dates me a bit. But I thought I’d post a few thoughts on why books are still relevant and useful, despite the overwhelming preference of debaters to find their evidence in electronic formats.

Uniqueness – Books have articles and chapters and writing that you can’t find elsewhere, often not even electronically. This fact is lost on those who do not read books that often. But I can’t emphasize enough that there are very good cards to be found in books that you won’t find on the interwebs (see below) .
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