Resolved: Preventive war is ethical.
Resolved: Culture ought to value assimilation over multiculturalism.
This video is part of a larger 12-lesson course on Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Mr. Jeub teaches the structure of a typical LD debate round through understanding the flow. Once the flow is understood, so much of the entire debate round is understood.
Resolved: When in conflict, governments should value fair trade above free trade.
Resolved: Criminal procedure should value truth-seeking over individual privacy.
Logic is used to build arguments as well as attack your opponent’s arguments. Brooke Wade, national NCFCA champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate, gives her ideas on how to apply logic in the round.
Lincoln-Douglas debate has a very tight timeframe for its speeches. Organization and time management are very important. LD champion Jon “De” Bateman gives his ideas on how to best organize your speeches and manage your time in an LD round.
Understanding the format of an argument is the basis for preparing a strong refutation. Lincoln-Douglas debater Lydia Williams explains to novice debaters how to attack basic arguments and build the rebuttal that will win rounds.
“Delivery” is the use of verbal and non-verbal communication to persuade your judge in a debate round. National Lincoln-Douglas debate champions Jon Bateman and Matthew Baker present campers with five delivery techniques to improving delivery.
Perhaps the most common problem for new debaters is coming up with helpful and effective cross-examination questions. Matthew Erickson shares his champion-level strategies to asking strong CX questions, particularly in Lincoln-Douglas debate.