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  1. I apologize if I've been posting a lot of threads! I'm still brooding over a tournament from the weekend, and several of my judges (and even my sibling oh my goodness) have been telling me that I need to organize my rebuttals. (in fact i think that's why i lost my last round-- even if i won in my heart lmao,, :'(( ) So how does one have more organized rebuttals? Does it come with practice and with better flows? Thank you in advance!
  2. Okay so I've been thinking about this a lot but I still haven't arrived at an answer. It seems most people in the community think it either the 2NR or 1AR but few think it to be the 2AC. Here's why 1AR - time skew: block vs the 1ar, very few blocks, reactive 2nr. 2NR - last speech requires in depth analysis, reactive 2ar requires covering your ass: no 3nr 2AC - have to guess the block strat, answering more than 9 off, answering new neg strats these are all i can think of at the moment, I hope we can agree that it isn't the 1AC, 1NC, 1NR, and 2AR. Perhaps we could agree that the 2AC is harder than the 2NC. Your reply is very much appreciated.
  3. Okay, so I've been debating for quite a while and just recently, I both got on cross-x and the national circuit big-stick tournaments. I recently learned how to give a 1AR correctly (the 2AC + comparison - fluff; basically) and I've run into a large problem when reading: the 2NC, the 2AR, and especially the 2NR. I've lost many debates this season because I simply fail to contextualize arguments. My strategy is usually one-off case in the 2NC, which I either choose or the 1NR argument in the 2NR. I utilize a blocked out file with every answer imaginable which I then throw into a speech, separated into the Perm debate, link debate, impact debate, etc. This strategy used to work very well for me, before judges started wanting contextualization and refusing to flow things unless they fell down the flow with analysis. I read off a computer primarily, using my flows as an extra, and only read off of them for end-of-speech stuff (Ex. "They say TVA, I answered that above, it's impossible...") but I don't really use them for line-by-line. My blocks consisted of "blocky" overviews which I explained (sort of) later. The fact is, that this simply doesn't work in the 2NR. My question is, how do you as a negative debater, utilize the relationship between the flows and the computer, the line-by-line and pre-written blocks, to effectively give a speech in the 2NC and the 2NR. I know this varies greatly in terms of strategy and style, that's why I'm asking for a general understanding. Note: I already looked through the forums, not really sure where I could find this answered. Another Note: If you have any suggestions for practice speeches/ LBL drills as well, that would be cool.
  4. Only my partner was able to go to camp this year, so we decided to switch positions. Now I'm the 1a and I frankly don't know exactly how to be a 1a. What should I do specifically in the 1AR when rebutting? Is there a recommended order that I should follow? I usually put topicality on the top and follow that up with framework/K and other offcase (not in any specific order) and leave case at the end. 2NC--I know that's part of the neg block. What should the 2nc usually take? And then 2nr, do I go for 1-2 things? Thanks :3
  5. Need to learn how 2 go for security, some1 please post high-level round
  6. This is probably stupid, but what do I need to do to successfully go for T in the 2NR? Like, how do I go from a shell to talking for 5 minutes about it? Please guide me to a thread that answers this if there is one, I searched but could not find one. In particular I'm thinking of running is T - Education where education must be strictly curriculum. I know that people don't go for T most of the time, but I just want to have the option to if I need to.
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