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  3. I'll say up front, don't do pen drills. They're worthless and unnecessarily uncomfortable. I'll start with some tips then tell you drills. Your biggest first task is working on clarity and speaking clearly. Slow down as you need to in order to stop stumbling and stuttering. Oftentimes when debaters force themselves to go faster than you can, they make so many speaking mistakes that they end up slower. Always do drills at a pace that you can do well. Think about it like lifting weights. You don't start lifting by loading up a ton of weight, you can't do it and it doesn't give any results because you can't do it. Always stand. Diaphragm blah blah. Don't try to understand what you read. The biggest trick to spreading is speaking without processing information. That's why parts of cards that are supposed to have emphasis have visual cues like boxes and/or bold text. It slows you down to consider what you're reading. Similar note, never practice with the same file or the same part of a file. Doing the same cards over and over just builds your muscle memory for those cards. Last tip, do drills every day. You won't get better at anything if you just do it once in awhile or when you feel like "oh crap I need to do this" at random times. Drills to do: - Over-enunciation. Pronounce every single syllable as clearly and with emphasis. The goal here is to beat out slurred speech. Be slow and clear. - 'a' drill. Say 'a' between every word in a text you're reading. This is to separate yourself from what you're reading. - Backwards drill. Read cards backwards. Like "the united states" is "states united the." This also helps distance yourself from what you read. A bigger point about speaking is it isn't the most important thing. Efficiency is the real key of being a fast debater. Cut out filler words and make arguments in the shortest, but still content filled, way possible. You can speak at 500 wpm clearly, but if I'm only writing something down like every 30 seconds, you're not giving an effective speech and will get lower speaks regardless. All in all there's a point where you're fast enough and then it's about efficiency and being strategic. Eventually you'll plateau at a certain speed. That's okay, everyone does and everyone has a cap at different speeds. A) that doesn't mean stop doing drills, you should always aim to sound good and be at a competitive speed, make sure you're efficient.
  4. Bro why r u obsessed with conflating Vishvak with Het dude. Ask any debater from coppell, Vishvak is Shreyas’ partner, although u might be right that he graduated and also probably right that Het is Shreyas’ new partner.
  5. I sound like im dying when im spreading please help! Are there any drills I can do to help with breathing and clarity? How do I fix this?
  6. Asa

    Holy Cross

    What is debate like at the Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate Tournament? Is the style of debate more progressive or traditional? Are K's, Counter-Plans, and theory a common sighting for LD competition?
  7. How would someone go about finding/writing a K about how the aff team isn't open-minded enough?
  8. In all seriousness, Vishvak is a debater from Coppell who graduated last year. Thicccieee just likes to conflate him with Het Desai, who is the actual partner with Shreyas. Vishvak is a solid debater but when people mention Coppell, its most often in reference to Het and Shreyas
  9. Probably one of the best afropess debaters in Texas and (arguably) the nation. He goes to coppell and is partners with Shreyas Rajyagopal (he is the 2n). Last year he (and his partner) co-champed TFA and made it to Octos of the TOC
  10. you keep mentioning his name @Thicccieee could you explain to me who he is?
  11. Thicccieee

    N/A

    Is that the one Het made during his time at UTNIF??
  12. Bro I have some intel that Jesuit is becoming a Baudrillard team due to them hiring Will Morgan so watch out for Garret Hall and Adam Nagorzanski for making a pomo leap next year. Rumor has it that they will become the next Stuyvesant-esque Baudrillard/Bataille team
  13. Thicccieee

    Pan K

    Ya bro no problem. Though my mistake. Frank Wilderson is for afropessimism not the Pan K. I think Pan writes the pan K.
  14. Bro I agree with you a lot. K debate (especially the way Vishvak does it) is useful for the community. After watching Vishvak’s 2nrs, he turned me into a believer of K debate.
  15. I personally believe that K debate is a necessary and useful tool to opening up new ways of interpreting debate. Saying criticisms shouldn't be allowed is a dogmatic form of thinking and shouldn't be tolerated in spaces of educational productivity.
  16. HummusGod

    Pan K

    On Jah, you have to be trolling. Calvin baudrillard writes china war good cards. At least pretend to know the lit.
  17. Y’all r all wrong. K debate is good debate. I used to be against K’s but after watching Vishvak’s phenomenal 2nr on afropessimism I have changed my outlook upon debate. Like seriously.
  18. some generic K's for LD could include baudrillard, death good, and a K of education Giroux
  19. Thicccieee

    DDI Files

    Does anyone have access to Coppell BR’s Dropbox. I know their afropess file is pretty good and I would like to obtain it before Glenbrooks so I can get that bid
  20. DarcCyber123

    Pan K

    and this dude named calvin baudrillard hes really good on why china threat is bad
  21. Bro can I join but not contribute pls? I can add open evidence files if you want since I have the premium access code to openev.
  22. Afropess is a very good K on this topic. Look on Vishvak’s wiki for more elaboration. Him and Shreyas were afropess (and Pan) K gods
  23. Thicccieee

    Pan K

    You are correct good sir. China threat is bad. Coppell RB ran this argument a lot on the negative during the immigration topic. Look into Wilderson as an author since I know Vishvak researched him a lot for his neg strat against most affs.
  24. OwenK

    Pan K

    Can someone explain to me the Pan K? Is it a K of IR? It’s just China as a threat bad am I correct about that?
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  26. OwenK

    DDI Files

    its not open ev... its a thing a couple of kids came up with. its not on open ev
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