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Six steps you can do to improve your manner

Here are 6 easy steps you can do during and outside of your debate practice to enhance your speaking manner.

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The ultimate pocket-sized principle argument structure

A structured argument is easier to follow by judges and audiences. Here’s a pocket-sized tip for a structured principle argument.

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The fine line between principles and practicals: are you using it to your advantage?

Differentiating principle and practical arguments, and separating them, helps you make a more nuanced and non-repetitive case.

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Elaborate better: adding the right details

When you have practiced rigorously, and not shown major improvements, you might want to try adding more details in your speech.

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Debate 101: Reply Speaker

Reply speeches are final summaries of your team’s case. Many people underestimate this role, because you’re not allowed to bring new analysis.

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Debate 101: 1st Speaker

First speakers should focus on the delivery of the main case, setting the foundation for your side to win the debate.

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Debate 101: Rebuttals

Essentially, rebuttal is a response toward your opponent’s main ideas. You can rebut your opponent’s method, benefits, and harms.